The Murray State women’s golf squad began play Friday at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational hosted by the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington.
The Racers carded a 308 in round one to get a spot in 11th place in the field of 16 teams. The Racers are tied with Ball State and are three shots behind eighth place Cincinnati, Grand Canyon and Bradley all at 305.
Reigning Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and Murray State senior, Moa Folke, had a spot in 29th place in the field of 96 players after a 3-over-par 75. The rest of the Racers’ first round scores and places included Lucila Puente Rodriguez de Austria in 36th place after a 76, while Linette Holmslykke was in 54th place on a score of 78. Raeysha Surendran shot a 79 and was in 61st place, with Jane Watts in 79th place after an 81.
MSU’s Anna Moore was in ninth place in the field of 16 individuals in the event and 72nd place overall after an 80.
Notre Dame carded a 4-under-par 284 to grab the lead over host UK at 288. The rest of the top-6 teams included Penn State (290), Wisconsin (293), Illinois (295) and Toledo (297). Indiana was in seventh place at 299.
There was a three-way tie for the medalist lead after the first 18 holes between Kentucky’s Ale Walker and
Grace Rose and Toledo’s Pimchanok Kawil. All three players posted a 3-under-par 69.
The field is competing on the Big Blue Course that is playing to a par-72 and a length of 6,221 yards.
Saturday will be the final day of the event after the decision was made to play 36 holes and avoid a likely rainy finish on Sunday. The Racers are paired with Ball State and Bradley in the 8:30 a.m. ET shotgun start.
T11 Murray State +20 308
T29 Moa Folke +3 75
T36 Lucila Puente Rodriguez +4 76
T54 Linette Holmslykke +6 78
T61 Raeysha Surendran +7 79
T79 Jane Watts +9 81
T72 *Anna Moore +8 80
Dave Winder – Department of Athletics – Murray State State University
Associate AD – Media Relations