Scots shoot fifth-lowest round in school history; sit second after day one

Scots shoot fifth-lowest round in school history; sit second after day one

Maryville College shot the fifth-lowest team round in school history on Monday, as the Scots recorded a second-place ranking after day one of the Maryville College Invitational.

MC tallied a 360 on the 5,822-yard course Green Meadow Country Club course. The score marks the second time this season that Head Coach Jason Henderson's squad has scored a top-five mark in school history.

The Scots rank second after the opening day in Alcoa, Tenn., as Piedmont College recorded a 35-over 323 for the team lead.

Capital University ranks third, just two strokes behind MC, as Southern Virginia University is fourth with a score of 373.

Maryville's Katelyn Witucki leads the way for the Scots, as the sophomore ranks tied for third following the first 18 holes. Witucki recorded an 11-over 83 on the par-72 course.

Witucki sits even with Piedmont College's Kensley Brown and Samantha Bearden who both matched her 11-over performance.

The Lions' Jana Guy leads the way individually in the tournament with a three-over 75. She's followed by teammate Jordan Abbott who carded a 10-over 82 for a second-place ranking.

Elaina Davis and Grace Wischmeyer are both tied for eighth, as the senior-freshman duo posted matching 91s. The Scots' Grace Gass returns after a stint with injuries to score a 95 in her first round back. She sits in 15th place individually, while teammate Hannah Doherty sits tied for 16th with a first-round 96.

Maryville College also saw a trio of Scots play as individuals in the hometown tournament. McCall Smallwood shot a 104 to sit ranked 20th, while Bailee Powell added a 105 for a 21st-place ranking. Kaysi Royston shot a 120 to round out the scoring for Maryville.

The Scots will look to round two tomorrow, as they look to continue contention. Tee times are slated for a shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m.