Kennesaw State University Athletics

02/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/17/2020 21:20

Schmit Stellar in First Round of Moon Golf Invitational

By: Matteen Rad

MELBOURNE, Fla. - had a first round to remember, as the Kennesaw State women's golf team opened up the first round of the Moon Golf Invitational. Round two began on Monday, but play was suspended after sunset.

'We were able to play 35 holes today before darkness halted play. Again we find ourselves behind the leaders, leaving too many shots and opportunities on the course,' said head coach . 'Meva had a great morning, shooting 70 and recording 7 birdies. I reminded the team after play, that we need to keep doing the little things that we know will pay off. I trust this group and look forward to it all coming together, and seeing the best this group is capable of.'

On a course with a par 72 and 6,279 yards, the Owls are tied for 12th place after the first day in a field that includes hosts Louisville, #9 Alabama, #12 Ole Miss, #21 Kentucky, Augusta, Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Furman, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Seminole State and UCF. KSU's placement on the leaderboard includes scoring from round two.

The Owls posted a collective 295 (+22) and were led by Schmit. She was two under-par with a 70 and is tied for 26th among all participants after her play in the second round. She had birdies on holes 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16 and 18.

Alizee Vidal shot two over-par for a 74 and is tied for 49th. She shot three birdies in the front nine on holes 1, 3 and 9.

is tied for 68th after shooting one over-par (73) in the first round, and shooting a birdie on the 7th hole.

(76) is tied for 72nd after shooting four over-par in the first round, and team captain Clara Aveling (77) is tied for 76th with five over-par.

Teams will continue the second round tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., and immediately begin the third round afterwards.

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