UPPERCO, Md. – On a warm and sunny afternoon at the Piney Branch Golf Club, the Bridgewater Eagles women's golf team fired a +87, 375, on the opening day of competition to reside in second place on the team leaderboard after 18 holes of play at the Stevenson Spring Tournament.
Bridgewater overcame fast and hilly greens to reside in second place overall entering the final round with sophomore Andrea Walker leading the way on the first day. Walker carded a total of +17, 89, to pace the Eagles.
"We did not have a practice round this weekend, and the greens at Piney Branch are fast and undulated. It definitely hurt that we did not know where to place our approach shots. Hopefully we will have a better feel for the greens tomorrow," commented head coach John Rogers.
Sophomore Marin Warring struggled with the greens on the opening day and finished with a +18, 90. Warring finished the day by playing the final three holes at par, including a birdie on the 17th hole.
Bridgewater's third score came from the card of freshman Danielle Cook. Cook struggled with a four-putt on the first hole and struggled on the greens but recovered to finish the day at +23, 95.
Freshman Kamilla Voznuk produced Bridgewater's fourth score of the day and fired a +29, 101. Voznuk's 101 was seven strokes better than her average score of 108 over her nine rounds of play entering the weekend.
"This was one of those days where each individual was not very happy with her round, but the team still held up well against the field," said Rogers. "We arrived here missing a player, and without course knowledge. It felt like a tough day, but to find ourselves in second place takes away a little of the sting. I was proud of the way the ladies kept grinding."
Final round play from the Piney Branch Golf Club resumes on Sunday at noon.