Women's Golf Finishes Round One in Fourth Place at Cougar Classic

by Jenna VanHoose

CHARLESTON, S.C.— UCF women’s golfer Pimpisa “Sandwich” Sisutham turned in a stellar first day at the Cougar Classic held at the Yeamans Hall Country Club on Monday, as the sophomore carded a score of 66 (-3) to tie for third place following one round of play. The Knights were projected to play two rounds of 18 but play was suspended due to weather.

As a team, the Knights are in fourth place with a score of 272, just three strokes shy of first place in a stacked field that includes 13 NCAA Regional Teams from last season.

Sisutham opened the day with a great first round, firing a five-under par 66 to tie for third. She recorded a team-high nine birdies on the day. In the opening round, she recorded a 32 (-4) on the front nine and 34 (-1).

In her first action in the Black and Gold, transfer Brittany Shin finished the round with five birdies with a score of 68 (-3) to end the day tied for 13th.

Tunrada Piddon and Molly Smith both fired scores of 69 (-2). Piddon recorded six birdies while Smith tallied four with three consecutive on hole no. 4,5 and 6.

Jess Baker rounded out the lineup with a score of 70 (-1) to end the round tied for 31.

Making her collegiate debut, freshman Emma Baier shot a 74 (+3) to tie for 70th place as an individual.

UCF will tee off at 8:30 a.m. to finish round two. Round three will start shortly after round two ends.