Unger leads Tigers to 10th place finish

By: Megan Poniatowski, Contributing Writer

Towson moved up one spot on the leaderboard Saturday, shooting a team score 321 to finish 10th at the two-day Low Country Intercollegiate at the Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The weather proved to be an obstacle, one that junior Krissy Unger said the Tigers overcame.

“It was difficult playing through the rain today and we played a lot of golf this week,” Unger said.

Unger shot a five-over par 77 and tied for 25th out of 81. Unger finished with a 36-hole score of 160 with 83 on the first day.

The Tigers reduced their first round score by 10 strokes in the second round and moved from 11th to 10th overall out of 15 teams.

“It was a solid tournament, we finished in top 10, scoring was higher than their average,” Head Coach Kate Schanuel said. “It was a learning experience. We had a lot of momentum going into event and obviously wanted to finish better. Krissy had good day and we want to build on that.”

Unger said her team is getting better by the tournament.

“We all tried our best and worked together as a team,” Unger said.

The team has improved by one spot with every tournament so far this season.

First place ended in a tie between Princeton and Wofford, both with a 42-over par, 618.

Freshmen Mackenzie Rice (163) tied for 33rd and Alexis Hios (164) tied for 38th.

Junior Larissa Spiess (167) cut five strokes from her Round 1 score and tied for 48th with fellow junior Emma Hjarne (167).

“All in all we need to hit more greens, work on iron work, and be more accurate with better course management,” Schanuel said. “The team has done so well we’re not letting one tournament with a mediocre finish ruin our past successes.”

The Tigers tee off again March 30-31 at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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