The Maryville College women's golf team made a great improvement on Tuesday at the Tennessee Wesleyan Spring Invitational.
After Monday's opening round of 389, the ladies improved by 37 strokes in round two and set a new school record with a round of 352 which was five strokes better than the previous school record.
The team's two day total of 741 was good enough for a ninth place finish in a field made up of NAIA teams at Tennessee National Golf Club. The previous school record of 357 was set last fall in Tennessee Wesleyan's fall event which was held at Springbrook Country Club in Niota.
Alexis Meyer led the Scots for the week with rounds of 89-88 for a 177 total and a tie for 35th place in a field of 60 players.
Grace Gass was one of two players who posted matching 85's for the the teams low score of the day. Her 183 total gave her a tie for 41st place. Sarah a Grace Holland 96-94, 190 tied for 50th.
Heather Ellis made the team's biggest improvement on Tuesday. After a first round 108 she shot her career low round with an 85. Her 193 total gave her 55th place. Elaina Davis was 58th with rounds of 106-106.
Loyola of New Orleans came from four strokes behind after shooting the low round of the tournament. Their 308 score gave them a two day total of 627 for an eleven stroke victory over the first round leader Northwestern Ohio.
Loyola's Daria Delfina took the individual title with rounds of 72-77. Her 149 total was one better than Courtney Lowery of Point University.
Maryville's next event will be the Callaway Invitational hosted by Greensboro College at Bryan Park Players Club on April 3-4.