Tech women's golf remains sixth after second round of OVC Championships

Tech women's golf remains sixth after second round of OVC Championships

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech women's golf team kept its spot on the leaderboard at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships Tuesday, making a slight improvement in scoring from day one of competition at the Schoolmaster Course at the Shoals.

The Golden Eagles trimmed three strokes from their first-round total from Monday, finishing day two with a 306 to sit in sixth place among the nine team competing. Tech's 615 for two rounds ranks just four shots behind fifth-place Austin Peay.

Pacing the purple and gold through 36 holes was junior Shelby Johnson, who skimmed one shot from her first round performance for a 3-over 75. The veteran moved up the rankings to sit in a tie for 13th with a 151 after putting together a round with 15 pars.  

Turning in the best day on the links for the Golden Eagles was Lindsay Miller. The senior carded a 2-over 74, making two birdies and 12 pars on her way to a 153 for the two days. She ranked tied for 20th among the 45 participants.

Just one shot back of Miller, freshman Heidi Lawson shaved a couple of shots from her first round total to tie for 22nd overall. The rookie fired a 76 on the day with three birdies, bringing her two-day total to 154.

Next among the Golden Eagles was junior Arianna Clemmer. She tied for 26th after posting an 81 to make her total score a 157. Rounding out the Tech lineup, sophomore Kate Mashburn turned in an 83 for a 170 to rank 36th.

The Golden Eagles will wrap up the OVC Championships on Wednesday, kicking off round three with tee times beginning at 8:50 a.m. CT.

Top 5 Teams:
1.    Murray State    580    +4
2.   Eastern Kentucky   585   +9
3.   Jacksonville State   596   +20
4.   Belmont   602   +26
5.   Austin Peay   611   +35
6.   Tennessee Tech   615   +39


Leaderboard (45 Golfers)
1.   Anna Moore (Murray State)    73-66=139    -5
T13.   Shelby Johnson   76-75=151   +7
T20.   Lindsay Miller   79-74=153   +9
T22.   Heidi Lawson   78-76=154   +10
T26.   Arianna Clemmer   76-81=157   +13
36.   Kate Mashburn   87-83=170   +26

Photo by Colby Wilson, APSU Athletics Communications