Scots improve 18 strokes in day two of the MC Invitational

Scots improve 18 strokes in day two of the MC Invitational

The MC women's golf squad completed the 2017 Maryville College Invitational with a 17-stroke improvement on Tuesday, finishing the two-day tournament with a seventh-place finish.

The Scots' scores improved to a 401 in the second round, as the day held better weather. Teams battled through a cold and blustery day on Monday, as Maryville posted a 418 on the winding Egwani Farms Golf Course.

University of the Cumberlands won the tournament overall with a 604 total, posting an impressive day two score of 297. Point University improved 25 strokes on Tuesday for a 637 (331, 306), earning second place just ahead of Bryan College's 639 (326, 313).

Point's Courtney Lowery earned tournament champion, improving her day-one score by seven shots for a two-under 70 – the only under par score of the women's tournament. She had a three-over 147.

Bryan College's Krista Reinhardt (77-72, 149), Montreat College's Sara Gwillim (78-74, 152) and University of the Cumberlands' Lucia Pena (75-75, 150), Hannah Griffith (78-72, 150), Kaitlyn Rile (80-72, 150) and Carlee Shoemaker (74-78, 152) each earned All-Tournament Accolades.

For Maryville College, it was Katelyn Witucki who improved 14 strokes over her day one total, tying the Scots' Elaina Davis for 31st in the tournament.

Witucki shots a 96 on Monday, improving six places on day two with her 82 – the lowest score of the tournament for Maryville. She and Davis shot matching 178 scores.

Davis improved her day one total of 92 by six shots on Tuesday with an 86.

Katelyn Curis had a score of 208 (105, 103), as McCall Smallwood had a 255 (125, 130). Both golfers finished 42nd and 43rd for Maryville.

Full results from the Maryville College Invitational can be found HERE.

The Scots will now have the winter off, before they return to action on Monday, March 5th. Maryville travels to Pine Mountain, Ga. and the Lakeside Golf Course, as they take part in the Callaway Gardens Invitational.