Tech tied for eighth, Hoffman leads Golden Eagles at F&M Bank tourney

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With freshman Katya Hoffman leading the team, the Tennessee Tech women's golf team is tied for eighth place following the first day of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at the Clarksville Country Club.

Hoffman recorded a five-over 77 Monday, and is tied for 11th place on the individual leaderboard following 18 holes.

Jacksonville State holds first place following a 301, good for an eight-stroke lead over Morehead State. JSU teammates Ornella Arrizon and Luz Armijo-Fernandez are tied for first at one-over 73.

Host Austin Peay is third at 316, followed by Southern Illinois and Murray State, tied for fourth at 317. The remainder of the field includes SIU Edwardsville (319). Belmont (324), Lipscomb and Tech (329), and IPFW (331).

In addition to Hoffman, redshirt freshman Madi Everts is also in the Top 25 heading into the final round. She carded an 80 to place her in a tie for 23rd place. Senior Amanda Randolph is tied for 45th place with an 85, frshman Megan Williamson is tied for 54th after shooting 87, and senior Katherine Bell is in 61st place with a 91.

Tech also has one player competing individually. Amber Shepherd shot an 80, placing her in a tie for 23rd place.

The final round tees off Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.