CORINTH, Tex. – Day one in the Lone Star State was highlighted by under-par rounds and program records for the Kennesaw State women’s golf team at the Sam Golden Invitational Monday.
Kennesaw State set program records for team low scores through both 18 (277) and 36 rounds (560) en route to a 16-under 560 and tied for fifth.
All five Owls in the starting lineup posted at least one round of under-par during the first two to open the 2023-24 campaign.
Senior Caitlyn Campbell-Nyman led the charge through the first 36 ending tied for eighth.
LEADING THE TEAM:
Campbell-Nyman shot 68 in her first 18 holes of the season followed by another under-par round of 2-under 70.
She tied for the lead the participants in par-5 scoring (4.25) and tied for sixth in the field with a 2.88 par-3 scoring average.
The Queensland, Australia native posted three eagles between the two rounds.
Lara Jecnik followed Campbell-Nyman at T-20th after a 4-under 140 scorecard. She tied her career-low single-round score of 66 in the second round. She finished tied for fifth in par-4 scoring at 3.85.
Graduate Bella Kil was third on the squad with a 3-under 141 day one, good for T-23rd in the field. Kil led the Owls with nine birdies.
Freshmen Alessandra Nagayo and Sabrina Kim closed the Owls scorecard at 3-over 147 and 5-over 149, respectively. Both set career personal bests Monday with a 1-under 71 round two (Nagayo) and 2-under 70 round one (Kim).
Nagayo ended Monday tied for fourth with 27 pars.
GOLF CART NOTES:
The Owls were third in the field in par-3 scoring (3.00) and second in total eagles (3).
NEXT TEE TIME:
Round three of the Sam Golden Invitiational is set for a 9:30 a.m. EST shotgun start on Tuesday, Sept. 12.