KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Rutgers women’s golf is 29th with a 659 (340-319) team total after two rounds at the Kiawah Island Classic, played Sunday and Monday. The 36-team event, hosted by the College of Charleston, is the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country and features five teams from the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
The Scarlet Knights played the opening 18 holes at Cougar Point and Monday’s round at Oak Point. They will play a flight championship on Tuesday at Oak Point beginning with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start to conclude the tournament.
Freshman Maddy Gedeon (Roseville, Calif.) is tied for 110th in the 192-player field with a 162 (83-79) entering Tuesday’s final round. She is joined among the top 125 competitors by freshman Taylor Clark (Sterling Heights, Mich.), who is tied for 123rd with a 164 (88-76).
Sophomores Samantha Moyal (Alameda, Calif.), Gabrielle Sacheli (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Jackie Mullens (Brookside, N.J.) comprise the rest of the Scarlet scorecard. Moyal is tied for 132nd with a 166 (83-83), Sacheli is tied for 136th with a 167 (86-81) and Mullens is 186th with a 184 (100-84).
Kent State, which entered the tournament as the field's highest-ranked team at No. 37, claimed the lead at 594 (292-302). High Point is second at 599 (300-299), followed by Jacksonville State (601), St. John's (602) and Penn State (603).
UNC Greensboro's Sammie Buchanan is atop the leaderboard with two under par 142 (70-72). Anna Kim of St John's is two swings behind at even-par 144 (69-75).