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Tigers Ninth Heading into Final Day
Monday, September 25, 2017
Tigers Ninth Heading into Final Day

Round 2 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 2 - 71, Mostly Sunny
Scoring: Stats Following Each Day at
Place After Round 2: 9 of 9 (+128)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Murray State   591   +15 
 2.   Jacksonville State   607   +29 
 3.   Morehead State   616  +38 
 4.   UAB   617  +39 
 5.   Limestone  619  +41 

GLENCOE, Ala. --- The Tennessee State women's golf team shot a 69-over, 357, on day two of the Chris Banister Golf Classic. The Tigers remain in ninth place heading into the final day of competition.

Murray State continues to lead the pack at 15-over, 591. The Racers are 14 strokes ahead of the host squad, Jacksonville State.

For the second consecutive day, freshman Carson Racich led the way for TSU. Racich carded a 10-over, 82, during round two. Morgan Rood (88), Haleigh Riley (91) and Paige Harlin (94) posted scoring rounds, along with Racich for the Tigers.

Dhani McDowell, playing as an individual, cut six strokes off her first round score. McDowell fired a 90 on day two of her first collegiate competition. Savannah Szozda shot a 103 on Monday.

Carson Racich (Started on Hole 1)

  • On No. 12, chipped with 54 degree wedge off the flag stick on a chip
  • Made putt to save par
  • Hit a 50 degree wedge close to the hole to set up for a par for an up-and-down on No. 5

Morgan Rood (Hole 1)

  • Pushed tee shot on the par-3, 14th, right, missing the green by 15 yards
  • The tee shot with the 7-iron sat on a hill on the right side of the green, below the hole
  • The uphill chip landed softly on the green a foot from the hole and rolled in for birdie

Paige Harlin (Hole 1)

  • Finished with one birdie on the day
  • Hit driver off the tee box to 100 yards on No. 7
  • Knocked pitching wedge approach shot to six feet of the hole
  • Sank putt for birdie

Savannah Szozda (Hole 1)


Haleigh Riley (Hole 1)

  • On par-5, 10th, used 9-iron on approach shot from 109 yards out
  • Knocked shot to inches of the cup, setting up a tap-in for birdie

(I) Dhani McDowell (Hole 1)

  • Started strong with two birdies over the first three holes
  • On the par-3, 2nd, hit 5-iron off the tee from 160 yards
  • Tee shot rolled off the green to the back right side of the fringe
  • Drained a 13 foot putt from the fringe for birdie
  • Driver off the tee on No. 3 found the right side fairway bunker
  • Used 8-iron from 125 yards, landed on the fringe and rolled out, stopping three feet from the cup
  • Made putt for birdie

Day Three: The begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday with individual tee times. Paige Harlin will once again be the first Tiger on the course at 8:00 a.m. All six Tigers will tee of from the 10th hole.

Leaderboard (49 Golfers)
1. Valentina Giraldo (Jacksonville State) 144, E
T35. Carson Racich 164, +20
42. Morgan Rood 174, +30
T44. Haleigh Riley 186, +42
T44. Dhani McDowell 186, +42
46. Savannah Szozda 189, +45
47. Paige Harlin 191, +47

Third Round Tee Times (from Hole 10):
8:00 a.m. - Paige Harlin
8:09 a.m. - Savannah Szozda
8:18 a.m. - Haleigh Riley
8:27 a.m. - Morgan Rood
8:36 a.m. - Carson Racich
8:45 a.m. - Dhani McDowell (I)

   Fairways   Greens   Putts   Up&Downs   Pars   Birdies 
 Carson Racich   14   12   37   --   NA   NA 
 Morgan Rood   10   5   36   3   5   2 
 Paige Harlin  8   4   37  --   4   1 
 Savannah Szozda   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA 
 Haleigh Riley  10   3   34   --   2   1 
 Dhani McDowell (I)   11   6    39   --   3    3 


Sophomore Haleigh Riley

- On cutting four strokes off on day two
“I tried to play more conservative golf by trying to eliminate some high numbers. I'm looking forward to playing some more golf tomorrow and shooting a lower number.”

Freshman Carson Racich
- On Monday's play
“I hit my driver pretty well all day and kept it in play. Overall, it was a frustrating round, because I couldn't get the putter moving. I look forward to getting back out there tomorrow.”