Golf Looks Strong In Their Return
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 20, 2017) – North Carolina A&T women’s golf looked great in their return to the course on Monday at the Converse Spring Invitational at the par-72, 5,881-yard Carolina Country Club Course.
The Aggies are seven shots off the lead after Day 1 by shooting a 34-over par, 322. They are in seventh place behind King University, Lincoln Memorial, Converse College, Lenoir-Rhyne, Coker and Tusculum. The Aggies are back in action for the first time since competing in the Savannah State Fall Tiger Invitational, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Despite the layoff, the Aggies got another superb performance from Junior Sofia Alvarez. She shot 5-over par, 77 to finish the first day tied for eighth. Alvarez was swinging the club well before the break. She has now shot in the 70’s in four out of her last five rounds. Right behind Alvarez is junior teammate Jill Harvison who shot a 6-over par, 78. Harvison is tied for 10th going into Tuesday’s round.
Harvison led the Aggies through the fall semester with an average score of 78.3 Her low round of the semester was an even-par 72 at the Murray State Drake Creek Invitational. The Aggies also had a good showing from freshman Jocelyn Andrews. In 10 rounds of golf during the fall semester, Andrews had an average of 90.9. On Monday she shot a season-low 82 and is tied for 34th overall.
"We are not satisfied," said N.C. A&T coach Richard Watkins. "Jill and Sofia were solid as usual. They hit the ball better than they scored, but the putter let them down. Andrews' hard work is beginning to pay off, and I am certain that she will continue to improve and contribute."