Moir paces Pioneers in first spring tournament at Callaway Gardens

Moir paces Pioneers in first spring tournament at Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, Ga. - Sophomore Meredith Moir compiled a two-day score of 154 to lead the Transylvania women's golf team at the Callaway Garden's Collegiate tournament Tuesday.

Moir's Monday Round One 74 was good for fourth place on the individual leaderboard. The sophomore followed up with a Round Two 80 to finish eighth out of 90 golfers on the tournament leaderboard.

"It was good to get back out and compete after the winter break," commented head coach Tyrus York following Round Two's action. "I was proud of our girls for not giving up despite having to knock some rust off from the winter." 

Moir's second round was highlighted by back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes; the sophomore enjoyed nine pars in Tuesday's round. Arguably the sophomore's best stretch for the weekend came on the front nine of Round One, notching two birdies around one bogey and six consecutive parred holes.

"Meredith did a great job of fighting, especially the second round when her game wasn't as sharp as day one," analyzed York. "Her consecutive birdies on six and seven came on two of her last three holes of the day, so it was good to see her battle and finish strong." 

Fellow sophomore Jenna Soderling posted her best round on Tuesday, firing a nine-over 83 to finish with a two-round score of 174, placing her in a tie for 53rd place on the leaderboard. Soderling had two consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes at Callaway to highlight a strong second day.

Freshman Lexie Lamar finished one stroke back of Soderling for the tournament. Junior Keeley Goff had a two-day score of 191, while junior Lindsay Bloom finished two strokes behind Goff.

The Pioneers finished in 11th place as a team at Callaway Gardens. 

"This was a very strong field and I feel like we finished where we expected," added York. "It's now time to go back to work and get ready for two more strong tournaments next week so we can start beating expectations." 

The trek to Callaway Gardens marked the first event of the spring for the Pioneers women's golf team. The Pioneers next return to competition next Monday for the two-round Bay Oaks NCAA Preview in Houston, Texas.

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