DADE CITY, Fla. – It was a historic day for freshman Katelyn Dunstan as the Belmont women's golf team competed at the WKU Spring Break Shootout Monday at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Florida.
Dunstan, a Little Rock, Arkansas native, carded the lowest round in Belmont history in Monday's first round as she posted a four-under par 67. In her history making turn on the South Course, she posted seven birdies, one bogey, and one double bogey. At one point she made five consecutive birdies on the front nine. She broke the previous record of 69 set by recent Belmont Athletic Hall of Famer, Lorie Warren Drake, who posted that score five different times during her BU career.
Combined with her second round score of even par 71, she finished the day tied for second place with a score of 138, just one shot back of the tournament leader, Alisa Clark of FGCU (137). Her score of 138 tied the school record for lowest 36-hole total, equaling the mark set by Lorie Warren Drake at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate during the 2008-09 season.
As a team, the Bruins finished the day in 15th place with a two-round score of 620. They shot rounds of 317 and 303 on Monday. Troy has the team lead at 571, while FGCU is second at 572.
The third and final round is set for a 7:30am CT shotgun start. Live scoring can be found at BelmontBruins.com and Birdiefire.com.
Congrats to freshman Katelyn Dunstan who set a new school record with a 67 (-4) in the first round of the WKU Spring Break Shootout! She also tied the school's 36-hole record with a score of 138. pic.twitter.com/iG9MzERr8G— BelmontWGolf (@BelmontWGolf) March 11, 2019