Women's Golf Remains in 30th at Kiawah Island Classic


Senior Rachel Thompson

Senior Rachel Thompson

March 3, 2014

Day 2 - Kiawah Island Classic Get Acrobat Reader

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – After the second round of competition, the Thundering Herd women’s golf squad maintained its 30th-place position out of 36 teams participating in the nation’s largest intercollegiate golf tournament, the Kiawah Island Classic, held at the par-72, 6,001-yard Cougar Point Course.

Marshall improved from its Day 1 mark of 49-over-par 337 to a 36-over 324, bringing its two-round total to 85-over 661. No. 37 Kent State moved past Day 1 leader Troy to top the field at 18-over 594. The Golden Flashes maintain a five-stroke advantage over second-place holder High Point, which holds a 23-over 599 total.

For the second consecutive day, senior Rachel Thompson (Mansfield, Ohio) paced the Herd, moving up 32 spots into a tie for 66th place in the field. She improved by four strokes from her Day 1 mark of 8-over 80 to 4-over 76 on Day 2, totaling 12-over 156. Four of five Herd players improved their stroke count for the day.

After Day 2 action, Marshall stands:

Rachel Thompson – T66 (80, 76 – 156)
Sarah Helly – T114 (81, 82 – 163)
Korakot Simsiriwong – T142 (88, 80 – 168)
Gabby Marcum – T66 (88, 87 – 175)
Ashley DeMoss – T178 (93, 86 – 179)

As the Top 19 teams move on to contend for the championship at Cougar Point tomorrow, Marshall and the other 16 teams will play a flight championship at Oak Point Course with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.

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