DANIELS, W.V. - The Eagles are playing two days at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, W.V. for the Hollins Spring Invitational- the first day on Sunday was a stand-alone tournament which the Eagles won with a team score of 333, edging out Piedmont College who shot 337.
The Cobb course at Glade Springs played as a par 73 course, and Christina Herbert led the way with a four under par 69- her best collegiate score to date. This was her fifth medal of the 2016-17 season, and she remains among the scoring leaders in the national rankings.
"I was feeling confident out there today," said Herbert. "I'm putting well and that allowed me to make some birdies on the front nine. The back played tougher but I had some good par saves and was pleased with the final result."
Herbert birdied #1, 5, 8 and 9 to turn in at 32. She added a birdie on #11, followed by great up-and-down saves on 14 and 17.
The Eagles' second score of the day was provided by Casey Gaffney. For the second competitive round in a row Gaffney played the back nine in only three over par, including excellent birdies on the 10th and 11th holes. Her 86 placed her in ninth place out of 42 competitors.
"Today's round was fun," said Gaffney. "I was happy to see that I was able to flip a switch at the turn and improve on the back nine. I am finally starting to be able to calm my nerves, and enjoy tournament play more."
Amanda Kelley shot 88 to provide the third score for the Eagles. She got off to a slow start, but also bounced back after the turn. She had a tap-in birdie on the par-5 10th hole, and a chip-in birdie on #15.
Danielle Cook shot 42 on the front, and finished with 90 to round out the team score.
Jesse Bartley shot 91 playing in the fifth spot for Bridgewater.
Playing as an individual, Meghan Morris shot her best collegiate round with a score of 104. Finishing on the long uphill par-5 18th hole, Morris hit three great shots onto the green and made a five-footer for par to shoot her best score by six strokes.
The Monday round at Glade Springs will play as a separate tournament. In a unique format, the field will be split into red and blue teams based on their scores today. Each foursome will feature a 2-on-2 best ball match. Officially, the round will count as an all-individual tournament with the red and blue team competition being just for fun.