Sisutham Leads Knights Following Day One at Briar's Creek

by Jenna VanHoose

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The UCF women’s golf team got off to a slow start at the Briar Creek Invitational scoring a 301 in the first round but quickly turned it around for the next 18 holes with a 281 to jump 11 spots in the team leaderboard. 

The Knights are currently in fourth place following 36 holes of play on Monday at Briar’s Creek Country Club. UCF is 16 strokes behind first place Michigan State.

Pimpisa “Sandwich” Sisutham leads the Black and Gold tied for 7th place with a 36-hole score of 142. She put out her best performance of the day in the second round, carding a four-under-par 68. 

Jess Baker and Molly Smith finished the day just three strokes behind Sisutham with a 145 (+1). The duo turned in a 75 (+3) in round one and 70 (-2) in the second round to tie for 15th place. Smith recorded three consecutive birdies in the second round on holes 11,12 and 13. 

Brittany Shin and Katie Poots each recorded a 36-hole score of 154 (+10). 
Rounding out the lineup as an individual, Camille Banzet posted a score of 155 (+11). The senior tallied back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes seven, eight and nine. Banzet and Smith each recorded a team-high seven birdies on the day. 

Round three will begin with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start. The Knights will tee off with Michigan State, Illinois and Rutgers for the final round of play.