BOARDMAN, Ohio - The Marshall University women’s golf team is in second place after the first day of the eight-team Roseann Schwartz Invitational at the 5,095-yard, par 72 Mill Creek Park Golf Course.
Thundering Herd junior Shelby Brauckmuller and sophomore Stormy Randazzo are tied for fourth place with an even-par 72. Marshall, the tournament’s defending champion, is eight shots back from the leader and host Youngstown State.
“We started out a little slow today knocking some rust off and getting back into tournament mode,” Herd head coach Brooke Burkhammer said in a Herdzone.com release. “Stormy fought back after being 5-over with 12 holes to play and Shelby was consistent once again with a steady round. We all had some good and bad shots but never gave up. We are still in this tournament and I know these girls will come out tomorrow ready to fight tooth and nail to win.”
All of Marshall’s golfers are ranked individually in the top 15 out of 53 players. Senior Ylva Forslund and sophomore Kerri Parks are tied for 10th at plus-3 (75) and freshman Jackie Schmidt is just behind in 15th place at 4-over (76) in her first collegiate tournament.
Katlyn Shutt of Youngstown State leads the field after shooting a 4-under, 68.
The final round begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a shotgun start.