Eagles shave off 16 shots at Guy Harvey Invitational
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Every Carson-Newman women's golfer improved or maintained their score during day two of the Guy Harvey Invitational at PGA National as C-N shaved 16 strokes from its day one total.
Danielle Baiunco (Melbourne, Fla.) finished as the Eagles top scorer with a 76 (+4) on day two to end the tournament in 43rd place. She finished two strokes ahead of teammate Meridith Hawkins' (Powell, Tenn.) two-day 162, which put the sophomore in a tie for 44th.
The PGA National plays host to the PGA Tour's Honda Classic and the Guy Harvey Invitational's field was littered with teams inside the top 20.
"This was much better," Carson-Newman head women's golf coach Suzanne Strudwick said. "They did a great job under difficult course conditions. (A storm late Monday) made the course play really long and wet grass is always difficult. I'm so proud of them for sticking to the plan and executing."
Strudwick said after Monday's round that the increased difficult of the course itself would automatically add at least three strokes to each individuals' round.
Carson-Newman finished 13th as a team.
Lauren Hodge (Jefferson City, Tenn.) rounded out day two with an 81 to finish in a tie for 60th; Mary Tunnell (Cordova, Tenn.) and Kelli Pemberton each finished with two-day 168s in a tie for 63rd. Chelsea Passmore (Knoxville, Tenn.) competed as an individual and wound up in a tie for 70th after knocking five shots off her score from day one to day two.
The Eagles have three weeks off before concluding the fall schedule at the Flagler Fall Slam at the end of October.
13 Carson-Newman 336 318 654
43 Danielle Baiunco (4) 84 76 160
T44 Meridith Hawkins (1) 81 81 162
T60 Lauren Hodge (2) 86 81 167
T63 Mary Tunnell (3) 85 83 168
T63 Kelli Pemberton (5) 88 80 168
T70 Chelsea Passmore (Carson-Newman ) 88 83 171