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Clarksville’s Alexa Rippy leads Trevecca to first round lead at Evann Parker Memorial

 

North East, PA -The Trevecca women’s golf team started strong and leads the Evann Parker Memorial golf tournament with a first-round 327.

Alexa Rippy (SO/Clarksville, Tenn.) leads the Trevecca and the tournament with a first-round 77. Trevecca’s Mikayla Dodson (JR/Sante Fe, Tenn.) is second place, just a stroke behind Rippy, with her opening round 78.

Mercyhurst University is the host school for the event being played at the Lake View Country Club near Erie, Pa. The 16 teams and 95 golfers will play a final round of 18 holes on Saturday. The course is playing to a par of 72 over 5920 yards.

Alexa Rippy leads Trevecca to first round lead at Evann Parker Memorial (TNU Sports)

Alexa Rippy leads Trevecca to first round lead at Evann Parker Memorial (TNU Sports)

Trevecca coach Michael Johnson commented on the first day of play and the rapid-paced trip the team is on, “It’s been a whirlwind just getting here, but I’m so glad we came. Coach Coleman and the folks from Mercyhurst as well as the staff at Lakeview Country Club have done a terrific job putting this together.”

“We’re very happy that we were able to get out on this terrific course, sight unseen except for some photos on their website, and play reasonably well. Alexa and Mikayla set the pace, but I predict a really nice bounce back in Kaylon, Marlee and Lauren tomorrow.”

The other Trojan contributors are Kaylon King (JR/Hartselle, Ala.) at 84, Marlee Stecker (JR/Dickson, Tenn.) with a 88, and Lauren Welch (FR/Nashville, Tenn.) carded a 99.

TEAM STANDINGS

TREVECCA … 327
GANNON … 329
MERCYHURST … 335
SETON HILL … 340
ALLEGHENY … 343
MILLERSVILLE … 346
WEST CHESTER … 346
URSULINE … 354
WEST LIBERTY … 355
LeMOYNE … 356
W & J … 366
WV WESLEYAN … 368
CLARION … 376
MALONE … 383
OHIO VALLEY … 386
EASTERN … 396

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS

ALEXA RIPPY (Trevecca) … 77
2 MIKAYLA DODSON (Trevecca)… 78
EVA SCHONANDER (Gannon) … 78
SHANNON WEBER (Millersville) … 78
5 GEORGIA CAPOTIS (Mercyhurst) … 80
BECKY GOSSARD (WV Wesleyan) … 80
7 MEGHAN FINLEY (Mercyhurst) … 81
LACEY BENSING (West Chester) … 81
ALEX GRIMALDIS (Allegheny) … 81
10 MANUELA QUEVEDO (Gannon) … 82

“Alexa had our first eagle of the new year on the par-5, 6th hole today when she holed a shot from the rough from about 60 yards out. But, overall, I think we showed some real signs of becoming a terrific D2 team.” Johnson continued, “It’s wonderful to have Megan Moir (pronounced Moy-er) as our new assistant. We’re all proud of the work that Will and Ashley Scism did the last couple of years, but it’s a blessing to have someone like Megan come in from an SEC power program (University of Kentucky) to help offer some new insights. Her experience with D1 golf at a very high level will certainly be a boost to our efforts this year.”

Johnson concluded, “We’re all excited about the round tomorrow and hope to bring home a win! I think we may be even more excited about sleeping in tomorrow morning. We don’t have to be at the course till noon!”

Trevecca will stay in Erie for their next event when they play in Gannon University’s Michael Corbett Classic.


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