Wildcats end Darius Rucker Intercollegiate’s tough first day

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Women’s Golf has completed its first 18 holes of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, SC at the Long Cove Club.

The Wildcats will continue to play Tuesday and Wednesday for the second and third rounds of the tournament in hopes of improving team and individual scores.

Kentucky finished day one tied for 16and with Southeastern Conference opponent University of South Carolina. The team as a whole finished the first round with a par-19, but are looking to improve on their score of 303 tomorrow in the next round of 18 holes.

“Today’s round was tough, there’s no getting around it,” the head coach said. Golda Borst. “We scored high numbers early and made several unforced errors which made for a bad day for us. But, that said, our team never gave in and they kept fighting.”

Individually, the Wildcats have battled with both Jensen Castle and Marissa Wenzler average of 2.75 and one under par on the par three holes. The pair of Rikke Svejgård Nielson and Maria Villanueva shot one under par, each scoring 4.67 on par-five holes. Castle, Wenzler and Laney Frie all shot even on par-five holes.

“We played a bit tight and tried to guide him, but I’m sure we learned a lot,” Borst said. “I think we’ll play a bit more relaxed tomorrow. We have plenty of golf left and we can’t wait to get it done.”

Collectively, the team recorded 10 birdies in the first round. Earlier today, Kentucky Women’s Golf announced the start of a new fundraiser to help fellow Kentucky in the western region of the state who were devastated by an EF4 tornado in early December of the year. last. In partnership with the Kentucky Red Cross, the program asks for monetary donations or pledges. For every birdie made, starting today and throughout the 2022 spring season, money will be donated to those affected by the catastrophic disaster.

Those wishing to make a donation can do so by clicking here.

The Wildcats head out for the second round of 18 starting at 10:30 a.m. with Frye going first.

Kentucky Women’s Golf fans can follow live stats by clicking here, or tune in to watch the action airing on the Golf Channel from 2:30-5:30 p.m. today through the end of the tournament on Wednesday.

The Darius Rucker Intercollegiate makes history as the first regular season women’s collegiate golf tournament to be broadcast live on the Golf Channel.

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