Lindsay Jones also teed off on two, playing in the same foursome with Rankin. Jones, who had the low score in Lincoln's season-opening match win, would not fare as well against Somerset with high scores over three holes pushing her score to 51.
"Her starting hole and her finishing hole did her in and she also had a bad hole on number eight," said Pence. "She was trying hard but she just wasn't having a good day."
Korey Coleman and Lauren Vanhook had Lincoln's next best scores with Coleman shooting a 52 and Vanhook a 53 to put Lincoln at 200. Shelby Smith was in Lincoln's top five with a 56.
Laura Zimmerman was Somerset's scoring leader in the match, showing the day's low round of 42. Megan Conley finished one stroke back at 43, McKenzie Price carded a 46 and Miranda Richards shot a 50 for a 181. Amber Hogue was Somerset's fifth scorer with 56.
"It's just one of those things. We'll have to regroup," Pence said of Lincoln's high score.
"We'll work on the things that gave us trouble. It's not like they were not taking it serious. They were. They just had a rough day."
"We've had some good scores and we've had some bad scores. We just haven't gotten consistent," she said.
Lincoln had five very young players, four in elementary school and one in middle school, out on the links in Tuesday's match. While they didn't figure in the top scoring, the novice players were still taking their swings at improving their game.
No individual scores were posted for the younger group, however, Pence did keep tabs on the players.
"Taking the scores from the holes that all of the younger ones had played, Kayla Upchurch was the low scorer for the group," said Pence.
Playing along with Upchurch were Rachel Cook, Gentry Lewis, Taelor Owens and Rachel Spangler.
The Lady Patriots were scheduled to play in the Montgomery County Invitational in Mt. Sterling Saturday. Jones had just birdied the first hole of the tournament when heavy rains fell forcing the cancellation of play.