March 4, 2014
Final - Kiawah Island Classic
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Marshall women’s golf completed action at the Kiawah Island Classic after the third round of play, Tuesday, improving from 30th place to finish 25th out of a 36-team field at Oak Point Course.
Finishing below the Top 19 after yesterday’s round, the Herd competed in a second flight championship in the final round, along with 16 other teams.
“Today, the conditions were not favorable,” coach Meredith Knight Rowsey said. “The girls didn’t complain and took on the challenge the weather presented for the field and handled themselves very well.”
The Thundering Herd had its best day of the tournament at Oak Point Course, improving from its 36-over-par 324 output on Day 2 to a 31-over 319. Marshall finished tied for sixth in the second flight championship, 25th overall, improving from its 30th-place position on Day 1 and Day 2. No. 37 Kent State finished on top with a decisive 28-over 892 score, 14 stroke ahead of runner-up Penn State’s 42-over 906.
Despite putting up her highest score of the tournament in the final round at 9-over 81, Rachel Thompson (Mansfield, Ohio) finished at the top of the Herd squad, tying for 79th overall with a 21-over 237 total. Korakot Simsiriwong (Narathiwat, Thailand) had the best output of the tournament for Marshall on the last day, shooting a 3-over 75 to bring her overall total to 27-over 243.
After the conclusion of competition, Marshall finished:
Rachel Thompson – T79 (80, 76, 81 – 237)
Sarah Helly – T99 (81, 82, 77 – 240)
Korakot Simsiriwong – T108 (88, 80, 75 – 243)
Gabby Marcum – T162 (88, 87, 86 – 261)
Ashley DeMoss – 169 (93, 86, 87 – 266)
“We improved each day and have a lot of positives to take away from this tournament,” Rowsey said. “This gave us a good idea of where we need to improve most before our next tournament.”
On-deck for the Herd is the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech at Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tenn., March 16-18.