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Tigers Place Ninth in Opening Tournament
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tigers Place Ninth in Opening Tournament
Photo by Ryan Frye, Morehead State Athletics


Event 1: MSU Greenbrier Invitational
Hosted by: Morehead State
Location: Lexington, Ky.
Course: Greenbrier Country Club
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 5,961
Weather at Start of Round 3: 73, Mostly Sunny
Scoring: Stats Following Each Day at
Place After Round 3: 9 of 9 (+186)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Lipscomb   908   +44 
 2.   Belmont  912   +48 
 3.   Austin Peay   917  +53 
 4.   Tennessee Tech   931  +67 
 5.   Morehead State  945  +81 
 9.   Tennessee State   1050   +186 

LEXINGTON, Ky. --- The Tennessee State women’s golf team concluded its first tournament of the 2019-20 season. The Tigers matched their second round score to finish in ninth place at the MSU Intercollegiate.

Lipscomb held on to its second round lead and fought off a charging Belmont squad for the team title.

Savannah Szozda carded nine pars and a birdie to post the low score for the Tigers on Tuesday with a 8-over, 80. Szozda was joined by Kalee Rhodes, Morgan Rood and Haleigh Riley in scoring for TSU during the final round.

Rhodes recorded two birdies during the final round of the two day event. The first of the day came on the par-3, 16th, as she stuck a 5-iron off the tee box a foot away from the pin. On the par-5, 12th, Rhodes drive found the middle of the fairway and aggressively used a 5-wood to clear the water, landing 30 yards from the flag. The sophomore chipped up and rolled by the cup stopping 30 feet away. Rhodes drained the lengthy downhill putt for birdie. 

Day Two: The Tigers return to action on Oct. 7 at the Chris Banister Golf Classic in Glencoe, Ala.

Leaderboard (54 Golfers)
1. Julia Nittoli (Belmont) 74-72-71=217, +1
40. Morgan Rood 84-80-87=251, +35
T43. Savannah Szozda 90-85-80=255, +39
48. Kalee Rhodes 89-84-84=257, +41
52. Haleigh Riley 97-96-94=287, +71
53. Trinidy Pate 101-96-111=308, +82

   Fairways   Greens   Putts   Pars   Birdies 
 Kalee Rhodes   8   4   33   5   2 
 Morgan Rood   8   7   37   7   0 
 Savannah Szozda  10   8   32   9   1 
 Haleigh Riley   10   1   32   0   1 
 Trinidy Pate   NA   NA   NA   1   1