Event 4: Town and Country Invitational
Hosted by: Tennessee State
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Course: McCabe Golf Course
Details: Par-70, Yardage –5,814
Weather at Start of Round 1: 56, Cloudy
Place After Final Round: 8 of 8 (+40)
Top 5 Teams:
NASHVILLE --- Morgan Rood made history on Monday during the first round of the Town and Country Invitational at McCabe Golf Course. Rood fired a 2-over, 72, to match the Tennessee State single round record which was set in 2006 by Jessica Nemnich. The senior’s performance has her in a tie for ninth, three strokes behind co-leaders Katelyn Dunstan of Belmont and Tilde Rolandson of Cumberland.
Rood, who graduates in December, made the most of the first day of her final tournament in Blue. The Lynnwood, Wash. product started the day with three bogeys through the first six holes, before carding a birdie on the par-4, 7th. Rood gave the stroke back on the next hole to move back to 3-over prior to five consecutive pars. The fourth-year highlighted the round with a birdie on the par-4, 14th. Rood hit her drive a little right, then used an 8-iron to three feet right of the flag for the makeable putt.
Kalee Rhodes, Haleigh Riley and Trinidy Pate posted countable scores for the Tigers on Monday. Rhodes registered a birdie on the second hole of the day. The sophomore sank a 15 foot putt on the par-3, 2nd, for the first birdie of the day for TSU.
Riley and Pate tallied the last two birdies of the round for the Tigers on the par-4, 17th. Riley dropped a six foot downhill putt to cut a stroke off her final count. Pate’s play was keyed by her booming drives off the tee box.
Up Next: The Tigers will tee off at 9:00 a.m. for the round of the Town & Country Invitational ay McCabe Golf Course on Tuesday.
Leaderboard (48 Golfers)
T1. (Two Golfers) 69, -1
T9. Morgan Rood 72, +2
T43. Kalee Rhodes 82, +12
T43. Haleigh Riley 82, +12
45. Trinidy Pate 84, +14
T46. Savannah Szozda 85, +15