Opening day at Briar Ridge in the books for UE


Teams finished just under two rounds on Sunday

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. – Sunday’s opening day at the Briar Ridge Invitational saw the teams finish just under the two scheduled rounds before suspending play until Monday morning.

The University of Evansville women’s golf squad finished the first round in fourth place and have improved across the board in the second.  UE heads into day two in second place, just 13 shots out of the lead with most players having between 4 and 7 holes remaining of their second round.  Monday’s action will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the teams completing round two before playing the final 18.

Leading the way for UE was Mallory Russell.  The sophomore carded a 5-over 77 in the opening 18 and her second round looks to be even better.  With 12 holes complete, she is 1-over par and has moved into a tie for third place.

Second for the Aces is Allison Enchelmayer.  Her opening score of 78 had her in a 9th place tie and through 13 holes in the second 18 holes, she is five over and is alone in 8th.  Alyssa McMinn is also currently in the top ten.  Following an 85 to open the day, she is 1-under through six holes in round two and is currently tied for 9th.

Ranking fourth for Evansville is Lucia Pantigozo.  Her opening round finished at an 81 while her second shows her at 6-over through 14 holes.  Caitlin O’Donnell checked in with a first-round tally of 83 while completing 14 holes of the second 18.  She ranks in a tie for 30th.

IUPUI holds the team lead with Evansville currently 13 behind in second.  Green Bay and Morehead State are three and six strokes behind UE, respectively.  A pair of IUPUI players lead the individual standings with Amelie Svejda and Kara Blair sitting atop the standings.  Svejda is six holes through her second round and is currently sitting at even par for the tournament.  She is three in front of Blair and six in front of Mallory Russell, who is tied for third.




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