Tusculum in third place after day one of Barton Invitational at Kiawah

Tusculum in third place after day one of Barton Invitational at Kiawah

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. --- The Tusculum women's golf team fired an opening round 317 and is in third place after day one action of the 2018 Barton Invitational at Kiawah on Saturday. 

The two-day, 36-hole event featuring a tough 16-team field is being held at Oak Point Golf Club.  Of the 16 teams, six are ranked in the Golfstat Division II top-50.

Tusculum, who is ranked 43 in the nation, is four shots behind 13th-ranked Florida Southern and No. 14 Wingate who share the lead at 313.

The Pioneers have three players who are in the top-10 individually including junior Taylor White who posted a 77 and is currently tied for fourth place.  Senior Ciara Rattana and junior Katie Tomassoni each carded rounds of 79 and are tied for 10th place.  Junior Cydney Murrell posted an 82 and is tied for 27th place while rookie Mackenzie Butler shot 99 and is 77th after day one play.

UNC Pembroke is one-shot behind Tusculum as the Lady Braves are fourth with 318.  No. 23 Limestone is in fifth place with 324, while No. 33 Lenoir-Rhyne is sixth at 325.  Anderson is seventh with 326, while Lincoln Memorial and Newberry are tied for eighth place with scores of 331.  Belmont Abbey is 10th with 338, followed by Converse (341), Barton (341), No. 40 Queens University of Charlotte (342), Catawba (346), Southern Wesleyan (348) and Chowan (388).

UNC Pembroke's Madison Corley shot a two-under par 70 and has a five-stroke lead over Remee Cortes of Limestone (75), six shots clear of Wingate's Diana McDonald (76) and seven in front of six players at with 77 including White.

The final round will be played on Sunday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start as the Pioneers will be in the grouping with Wingate and Florida Southern.

 

Team Results

Pl

Team

Score

1

Florida Southern

313

 

Wingate

313

3

TUSCULUM

317

4

UNC Pembroke

318

5

Limestone

324

6

Lenoir-Rhyne

325

7

Anderson

326

8

Lincoln Memorial

331

 

Newberry

331

10

Belmont Abbey

338

11

Converse

341

 

Barton

341

13

Queens (N.C.)

342

14

Catawba

346

15

Southern Wesleyan

348

16

Chowan

388

                                 

Tusculum Individual Scores

Pl

Player

Score

T4

Taylor White

77

T10

Katie Tomassoni

79

T10

Ciara Rattana

79

T27

Cydney Murrell

82

77

Mackenzie Butler

99