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Marshall Finishes Seventh at Hoya Invitational

Sarah Helly showed a six-stroke improvement from the first round.

April 1, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeing improved scores from four of its five competitors, Marshall women’s golf posted a nine-stroke difference in the second round to record a 69-over par 645 total at the Hoya Invitational, Tuesday, at The Members Club at Four Streams.

“We are very close to playing well as a team,” Marshall coach Meredith Knight Rowsey said. “Certainly we have not peaked yet but I know we will get there.”

After shooting a 39-over 327 in undesirable weather conditions during the first round, Monday, the Herd bettered its score by nine strokes on the final day with a 30-over 318 to secure seventh place out of a 16-team field. Pennsylvania won the tournament with a 31-over 607, and Michigan followed with a 35-over 611.

Junior Korakot Simsiriwong (Narathiwat, Thailand) finished in the Top 20 for Marshall, totaling a 13-over 157 to tie for 18th. Sarah Helly (Enniscrone, Ireland) displayed the biggest improvement from her 11-over 83 showing on the first day, shooting a 5-over 77 on the second day to end in a tie for 24th.

The Herd concluded the final round as follows:

Korakot Simsiriwong – T18 (79-78=157)
Sarah Helly – T24 (83-77=160)
Rachel Thompson – T36 (83-80=163)
Gabby Marcum – T45 (82-83=165)
Ashley DeMoss – T68 (91-87=178)

Next, Marshall will compete in its final tournament before the Conference USA Championship when it enters the EKU Colonel Classic, April 4-5, in Richmond, Ky.