Tigers Struggle on Day One of Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Tigers Struggle on Day One of Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate


Event 5: Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate
Hosted by: Tennessee Tech
Location: Sevierville, Tenn.
Course: Sevierville Golf Club
Details: Par-71, Yardage – 5,803
Weather at Start of Round: Sunny, 39
Scoring: Stats Following Each Day at tsutigers.com
Place After Round 1: 12 of 12 (+77)

Top 5 Teams:

 T1.   Samford   289  +5 
 T1.   Eastern Kentucky   289   +5 
 3.   Marshall   293   +9 
 4.   Tennessee Tech  303  +19 
 T5.   Lee  307   +23 
 T5.   Carson-Newman  307 +23
 12.   Tennessee State   361   +77 

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. --- Tennessee State took to the course for the first time since setting a school record for best round and best 36-hole tournament back on Oct. 30. TSU struggled in its first outing of the spring by carding a 77-over, 361. Junior Haleigh Riley led all Tigers with a 17-over, 88, and finished two strokes ahead of teammates Morgan Rood and Kalee Rhodes. Junior Savannah Szozda posted the last scoring mark for the Big Blue with a 22-over, 93.

Despite struggling on the course, Riley thrived on the greens today using just 26 putts, including eight one-putts. The junior highlighted the day by chipping in for birdie from 30 yards out on No. 15.

Trinidy Pate scored a non-countable 102 during Sunday's round.

Up Next: Round two of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Leaderboard (73 Golfers)
T1. Shelby Brauckmuller (Marshall) 70, -1
T1. Sophie Membrino (Samford) 70, -1
66. Haleigh Riley 88, +17
T68. Morgan Rood 90, +19
T68. Kalee Rhodes 90, +19
71. Savannah Szozda 93, +22
72. Trinidy Pate 102, +31