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Tigers in Ninth Heading into Final Day of OVC Championship
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tigers in Ninth Heading into Final Day of OVC Championship

2nd Round Results

Event 8: Ohio Valley Conference Championship
Hosted by: Ohio Valley Conference
Location: Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Course: Shoals at the Robert Trent Jones Trail - Schoolmaster Course
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 6,025
Weather at Start of Round 2: Mostly Sunny, 55
Live Scoring: GolfStat
Place After Second Round: 9 of 9 (+113)

Team Results:

 1.   Murray State   580   +4 
 2.   Eastern Kentucky  585   +9 
 3.   Jacksonville State  596  +20 
 4.   Belmont   602  +26 
 5.   Austin Peay  611  +35 
 9.   Tennessee State   689   +113 


  • Par-5 Scoring - Savannah Szozda, +1
  • Szozda is tied for the sixth best result on the four par-5's on the course; Anna Moore (Murray State) leads all golfers at 4-under
  • Birdies - Morgan Rood has three through the first two rounds
  • Moore leads the field with 10 birdies

--- Tennessee State dropped five strokes from its day one score and is in ninth place as they head into the final day of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The Tigers trail eighth place Eastern Illinois by eight strokes with 18 holes to play.

Morgan Rood led the Tigers for the second consecutive day by posting a career low at an OVC Championship with her 8-over, 80. Rood’s 82 on Monday matched her previous OVC best, which she recorded as a freshman during the second round at Hampton Cove.

On the par-5, 4th, Rood hit her drive to the center-left of the fairway. She followed with a 5-wood, clearing the fairway bunker. Rood hit a 9-iron a little long and to the right on her approach shot. The junior drained the 20-foot putt for her lone birdie of the day, third of the tournament.

Freshman Kalee Rhodes shot an 86 on Tuesday and was joined by Savannah Szozda (89), as well as Haleigh Riley (92), scored for TSU during the second round. Trinidy Pate just missed out on scoring for the Big Blue, finishing two shots behind Riley.

Up Next:
The Tigers will be in the first pairings to take the course for the third and final day of the OVC Championship on Tuesday morning.

Tee Times:
Trinidy Pate - 8:00 a.m.
Haleigh Riley - 8:10 a.m.
Kalee Rhodes - 8:20 a.m.
Savannah Szozda - 8:30 a.m.
Morgan Rood - 8:40 a.m.

Leaderboard (45 Golfers)
1. Anna Moore (Murray State) 73-66=139, -5
T32. Morgan Rood 82-80=162, +18
37. Savannah Szozda 82-89=171, +27
40. Kalee Rhodes 88-86=174, +30
43. Haleigh Riley 90-92=182, +38
44. Trinidy Pate 94-94=188, +44

   Pars   Birdies 
 Morgan Rood   6-8=14   2-1=3 
 Savannah Szozda   9-3=12   1-1=2 
 Kalee Rhodes  5-6=11   0-0=0 
 Haleigh Riley   7-2=9   0-1=1 
 Trinidy Pate   4-4=8   1-0=1