SAVANNAH, Ga. (October 29, 2018) –Four North Carolina A&T women’s golfers find themselves in the top-10 after the first day of the 2018 Savannah State University Tiger Fall Invitational at the par-72, 5,484-yard Crosswinds Golf Club course on Monday.
Despite a successful first two rounds for the Aggies, they have an uphill climb if they want to win their second tournament of the season. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats shot 296 in each of the first two rounds and are 16-over after the first day. N.C. A&T shot a first-round 313 before carding a second-round 315 on Monday to finish at 52-over, 36 shots off the lead. The Aggies are comfortably in second place after Hampton was 117-over on Day 1.
Individually, B-CU’s Yudika Rodriguez also has a big lead after the opening day. In the first round, Rodriguez shot a 4-under 68 and then followed that with a second-round 2-under 70 to finish the first day at 6-under.
N.C. A&T freshman Christyn Carr continued her superb season. She shot 2-over 74 in each of the first two rounds to finish in a second-place tie with B-CU’s Caitlin Evans-Brand who also wrote down two 74’s on her scorecards to end the day at 4-over, 10 strokes off the lead.
Sophomore Madison Harriman joined Carr in the top-5. Harriman started the day in a tie for fifth place with the Wildcats’ Isabell Friberg after both golfers shot a first-round 6-over 78. But Harriman’s second round was much better. She fired off a 2-over 74 to finish 8-over on the day as she took sole possession of fifth place.
Two Aggies are tied for eighth place going into the final day of the tournament on Tuesday. Juniors Erica Jackson and Jocelyn Andrews shot 20-over after the first two rounds. Jackson’s best round was the first when she carded a 79. Andrews posted two 82’s before entering the clubhouse.
The Aggies will close out the action at the SSU Tiger Fall Invitational on Tuesday. It will be the team’s final round played in 2018 before opening the spring semester at Charleston Southern’s Oyster Shuck Match Play, Feb. 25-26.