March 31, 2014
Day 1 - Hoya Invitational
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Junior Korakot Simsiriwong (Narathiwat, Thailand) paced the Marshall women’s golf team in the first round at the Hoya Invitational, Monday, posting a 7-over-par 79 for 12th place in the field.
The par-72, 6,127-yard course at The Members Club at Four Streams in Washington, D.C. proved to be a challenge for the Herd, but Marshall was up to the task at hand and placed in the top half of 16 teams at seventh place.
“Considering the circumstances, today was not bad,” Marshall coach Meredith Knight Rowsey said. “This is a very challenging course and practice rounds were completely snowed out. Having not been to this tournament before, we had not only five players that had never seen the course, but coaches as well.”
Due to inclement weather conditions, practice rounds were cancelled, and the original plan to play 36 holes on Day 1 was changed to a single 18-hole round. Teams will conclude action tomorrow in a final 18-hole round.
“The girls completed very respectable scores on a difficult course in very windy, difficult conditions today,” Knight Rowsey said. “Hopefully we can improve quite a bit tomorrow.”
After the first round, Marshall stands:
Korakot Simsiriwong – T12 (79)
Gabby Marcum – T25 (82)
Rachel Thompson – T32 (83)
Sarah Helly – T32 (83)
Ashley DeMoss – T68 (91)
Marshall will continue competition tomorrow in the final round, with a shotgun start set for 9 a.m. ET.