By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information Coordinator
LEDBETTER, Ky. - It didn't take long for the young members of the Tennessee Tech women's golf team to make their prescence felt in the 2013-14 season as the newest members of the Golden Eagle squad have contributed in a big way on the first day of the Drake Creek Invitational.
Tech, which started two true freshmen at the 54-hole event hosted by Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State, can certainly look forward to the growth of its youngest members as freshmen Lydia Triplett and Whitney Robertson helped spark a fourth-place finish to the first day of the fall season.
Triplett shot a first-round 75 followed by a second-round 79 to card 154 overall through the first 36 holes of the event. Robertson also played well, carding a first-round 85 before settling down for a second-round 77 for a two-round total of 162.
Starting exactly where she left off a season ago, sophomore Maddi Everts led the Golden Eagles in the first day of action, totaling a 153 on rounds of 76 and 77. The score, which was good enough to tie her for ninth through the first two rounds, helped the Tech squad to a team score of 630 and a fourth place ranking with just one more round to go.
The Golden Eagles will look to make chase to third-place Belmont on Day Two of the tournament as the Bruins own a 14-stroke advantage over the Tech squad. The final round shotgun will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday morning.