Houston, Tx. – The Transylvania women's golf team got a glimpse of its future, completing the second and final round of the Bay Oaks NCAA Preview Tuesday afternoon.
Competing against 10 other programs, the Pioneers took to the Houston metro on Monday and Tuesday to face off against a collection of powers and hopefuls on the course that will host the upcoming NCAA Women's Golf Championships in two months.
Sophomore Meredith Moir fired a team-leading 78 in Monday's first round to forge a tie for sixth place after one round of play. The sophomore followed up with a second-round 84 to finish with a team-leading 162 to claim 11th place on the individual leaderboard. Moir posted three birdies in Tuesday's second round.
"I'm really glad we had the opportunity to travel to Houston and play in this year's NCAA D-III Preview," commented Transylvania women's golf head coach Tyrus York following the two-round bout. "Playing tournaments like this at venues such as Bay Oaks is exactly the type of experience I want our players to have."
Sophomore Jenna Soderling recorded a two-round 181 to finish second on the Pioneer leaderboard. Junior Lindsay Bloom followed behind Soderling for third place among the Pioneers. Lexie Lamar took fourth place for the Pioneers while Keeley Goff rounded out the pack.
"I know the players wanted to do better than they did, but they played a championship level golf course against top level competition and gave it their all," added York.
The Transylvania women's golf team next returns to play on Friday, when it begins the three-round Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate Invitational running through Sunday, March 19.
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