Witucki, Doherty lead Scots at Piedmont College Spring Invitational

Witucki, Doherty lead Scots at Piedmont College Spring Invitational

Maryville College improved four strokes on Tuesday, as the Scots finished in seventh at the Piedmont College Spring Invitational.

Maryville's Katelyn Witucki improved seven shots from the opening round, carding a team-leading 87. Witucki tied for 31st overall on the 5,807-yard course at The Orchard Golf & Country Club.

MC posted a 788 in the two-day event, as they shot a 392 on the second day of competition.

Methodist University took the team honors in the Clarksville, Ga. event, as the Monarchs shot a 53-over 628. The Methodist squad had a trio in the top three positions, as Jillian Drinkard won the individual crown with an 8-over 152.

Drinkard shot back-to-back 76s to take top honors, as her teammate, Peyton Durham, ranked second with a 14-over 158.

The Monarch's Morgan Bowen tied for third with a 15-over 159, as Piedmont College's Kensley Brown matched her. Washington & Lee's Hannah Jones and Beth Ann Townsend also tied for third individually at 15-over.

Washington & Lee took second place as a squad, posting a 78-over 654. Huntingdon College ranked third with a 662 score.

MC's Hannah Doherty was the top finisher, tying for 29th. She posted a 13-over 85 in the second round for a 179 total. Elaina Davis shot a 102, as Bailee Powell followed with a 109 to wrap up the scoring. MC's Kaysi Royston shot a 117 in the second round.

Maryville College will look next to the Birmingham-Southern College Southern Showdown on April 15-16. The two-day tournament is set for the Bent Brook Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala.