SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Newberry College freshman Marianna Monaco shot a two-day total of 155 to lead the Wolves to a seventh place finish at the season-opening Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate.
The Wolves shot a two-day total of 313-314=627 in their first tournament of the season, which saw three freshmen make their collegiate debut on the par 72 course at the Sevierville Golf Club, where the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championships will be held in April 2014.
Monaco was the Wolves’ top finisher in a tie for 21st place with her 11-over par 155, as she cut five strokes from her first round total.
Korey Coleman and Sophia Opitz tied for 26th in the event, one stroke behind Monaco at 12-over par 156. Opitz was the most improved Newberry golfer from the first day to the second, dropping eight strokes from her Monday score to shoot a 2-over par 74 on Tuesday.
Eline Askeland tied for 42nd with a 16-over par 160 and Annabelle Dallery tied for 64th with a 26-over par 170.
Saint Leo won the event, followed by Lee, West Florida, Limestone, Montevallo, Carson-Newman and Newberry. The Wolves finished ahead of five other South Atlantic Conference teams including Lincoln Memorial, Wingate, Coker, Catawba and Tusculum.
The Wolves have four weeks off before their next event, as they will travel to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern. That event will be played on the Palmer Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa.