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Women's Golf Ninth After Day One of Chris Banister Classic
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Women's Golf Ninth After Day One of Chris Banister Classic

Round 1 Results

Event 1: Chris Banister Golf Classic
Hosted by: Jacksonville State
Location: Glencoe, Ala.
Course: Silver Lakes Golf Club
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 5,943
Weather at Start of Round: Round 1 - 72, Mostly Sunny
Scoring: Stats Following Each Day at
Place After Round 1: 9 of 9 (+59)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Murray State   287   -1 
 2.   Tennessee Tech  304   +16 
 2.   Alabama State   304  +16 
 4.   Jacksonville State   305  +17 
 4.   Limestone  305  +17 

GLENCOE, Ala. --- The Tennessee State women's golf team took to the course for the first time for the 2017-18 season. The Tigers combined for a 59-over, 347, during the first round of the three-day Chris Banister Golf Classic.

Freshman Carson Racich led the way for TSU with an 8-over, 80. Morgan Rood (86), Savannah Szozda (86) and Haleigh Riley (95) joined Racich in the scoring for the Tigers on day one.

Dhani McDowell shot a 96 playing as an individual, while Paige Harlin carded a 97.

As a team, TSU is in ninth and is 13 strokes out of eighth place.

Carson Racich (Started on Hole 1)

  • Was perfect on the day hitting all 14 fairways off the tee box
  • On the par-5, 3rd, hit a pitching wedge out of the fairway bunker from 115 yards out to 10 feet of the flag setting up birdie putt
  • On No. 11, hit a 50 degree wedge from the middle of the fairway, 106 yards to two feet of the hole setting up second birdie of the round

Morgan Rood (Hole 1)

  • After making the turn at 10, hit drive off the tee box to middle of the fairway
  • Second shot with 6-iron fell short of the green
  • Pushed approach shot with 7-iron right, landing 70 feet from the hole
  • Putt broke right-to-left, then back left-to-right, lagged it to three feet to make par

Paige Harlin (Hole 1)

  • Hit driver to 70 yards of the green off the tee box on No. 7
  • Used gap wedge to 10 feet of the flag
  • Two-putted for par

Savannah Szozda (Hole 1)

  • Birdied par-5, 10th
  • Found the fairway off the tee
  • Hit second shot into the fairway trap
  • Knocked third shot, out of the trap, to six feet of the flag
  • Sank putt for birdie

Haleigh Riley (Hole 1)

  • Recorded two birdies on the day
  • On No. 15, missed third birdie of the day almost holing out from 58 yards
  • Shot hit the pin and settled inches from the cup for a tap in for an up-and-down

(I) Dhani McDowell (Hole 1)


Day Two: The second round begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday with individual tee times. Paige Harlin will be the first Tiger on the course at 9:00 a.m.

Leaderboard (49 Golfers)
1. Chanelle Avaricio (Alabama State) 65, -7
T29. Carson Racich 80, +8
T42. Morgan Rood 86, +14
T42. Savannah Szozda 86, +14
46. Haleigh Riley 95, +23
47. Dhani McDowell 96, +24
48. Paige Harlin 97, +25

Second Round Tee Times (from Hole 1):
9:00 a.m. - Paige Harlin
9:09 a.m. - Haleigh Riley
9:18 a.m. - Savannah Szozda
9:27 a.m. - Morgan Rood
9:36 a.m. - Carson Racich
9:45 a.m. - Dhani McDowell (I)

   Fairways   Greens   Putts   Up&Downs   Pars   Birdies 
 Carson Racich   14   11   35   --   7   2 
 Morgan Rood   9   3   35   1   5   0 
 Paige Harlin  9   6   38   3   3   0 
 Savannah Szozda   NA   NA   NA   4   NA   1 
 Haleigh Riley  11   5   36   1   2   2 
 Dhani McDowell (I)   NA   NA    NA   NA   NA    NA 


Freshman Carson Racich

- On first collegiate round
“It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it a lot. There was a lot of pressure, but my day was capped off when my mom surprised me by driving over 11 hours to watch me play.”

- On Monday's round
“Just based on pins tomorrow on some holes, I'm going to lay-up and chip it close, instead of trying to go for the pins, like I did today.”

Junior Paige Harlin
- On the course
“It's a tough course, with tight fairways and quick greens. We just need to stay positive and keep grinding.”

Sophomore Morgan Rood
-On opening round
“Today's round showed me a lot about my game. This course was easily the hardest course that I've played.”

- On adjustments for round two
“I need to have more confidence with my irons and need to make better contact so I can two putt.”