TCU women's golf surges to fourth-place finish
Feb. 20, 2007
PARRISH, Fla. -- Camille Blackerby's second straight even-par round keyed the TCU women's golf team surging to a fourth-place finish Tuesday at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.
The No. 36 Horned Frogs began the day in a tie for eighth before shooting a 6-over-par 294, tied for the second-best total on the day. TCU dropped its score in each round of the 54-hole tournament.
After carding a 311 in the opening 18 holes, TCU's 595 (301-294) over the final two rounds was the third-best total. The 14-team field included 11 of the top-50 ranked programs in the nation.
The Frogs finished just one stroke behind third-place Baylor. Texas A&M took the team title with a 10-over 874, 13 shots ahead of Michigan State.
Blackerby tied for sixth individually after back-to-back 72s in the final two rounds. She recorded her best finish since a second-place effort at the 2005 Lady Paladin Invitational.
Blackerby's 54-hold total of 222 was 13 shots behind medalist Ashley Knoll of Texas A&M who recorded a 7-under 209 to defeat Sara Brown of Michigan State by six shots.
TCU's Catherine Matranga and Carrie Morris tied for 22nd individually with 12-over 228s. Matranga carded a final round 73 while Morris shot a 75. Freshman Valentine Derrey posted her low score of the tournament with a 74 to tie for 27th with a 13-over 229.
TCU returns to action Friday when it begins competition at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.