YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Marshall women’s golf team leads the Shirley Spork Invitational after the first two rounds Monday, at the Eagle Crest Golf Club. Freshman Kerri Parks had the highlight of the day with a hole-in-one in the second round on the par 3, sixth hole.
Three Herd players rank in the top 10, including Parks (tied for eighth) who jumped up 25 spots on the leaderboard with a nine-shot improvement in round two. Junior Ylva Forslund climbed up 14 places and is tied for second after improving by five-strokes in the second round. Parks and Forslund both shot a 1-under 71 in the second round. Freshman Stormy Randazzo (Creek/Seminole) stayed near the top of the field throughout most of the day’s competition and sits in fourth.
Senior Leigha Holt and sophomore Shelby Brauckmuller finished the day tied for 14th after both players improved in the second round and jumped up five spots on the leaderboard. As a team, Marshall shot a 294 in the second round. Just two strokes away from tying the program-record of 292 from April 22, 2015 at the Conference USA Championships.
Julia Champion of Western Michigan leads the field with 2-over 145, a two-shot lead over Forslund and Courtney Shutt of Youngstown State.
Head Coach Brooke Burkhammer
“This team gets better every day and they are a fun group to be around. This course has some challenges but we seemed to overcome it today. Seeing Kerri (Parks) have her first hole-in-one today was awesome and the reason I love what I do. We are ready to keep things going tomorrow and I’m excited to see how the girls handle the challenge.”
FROM THE LEADERBOARD: 10 teams and 58 players
1st – Marshall University 302+294=596
T2 – Ylva Forslund 76+71=147
4 – Stormy Randazzo 72+76=148
T8 – Kerri Parks 80+71=151
T14 – Shelby Brauckmuller 77+76=153
T14 – Leigha Holt 77+76=153
The third and final round will begin Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start.
Fans can follow along with live scoring on Golfstat.com.