Women's Golf Falls Into Share of Ninth
March 22, 2004
Austin, Texas - The TCU women's golf team faced a tough test on the golf course at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational today, slipping five spots in the standings after a 38-over-par score of 326. Senior Brooke Tull, who entered the day as the team's leader, suffered a huge blow on the 15th hole. She dropped into tie for 31st, while freshman Camille Blackerby stepped up to lead the Frogs at a tie for 16th. As a team, the Horned Frogs finished the day in a three-way tie for ninth after opening in fifth place.
Tull's day started off on the wrong foot when she bogeyed on the first hole, and followed up with two double-bogeys in a row. The rest of the day she traded bogeys and birdies, bringing herself to as high as seventh individually before a disastrous 15th hole, wherein she collected a quadruple-bogey. She finished her day at an 11-over par 83.
Blackerby spent most of her day making par on the holes or hitting one-over, as she did on seven of the first eight holes. Due to a tough scoring day, Blackerby managed to move up into a tie for 16th with her six-over par score of 78.
Freshman Catherine Matranga's day also had a rough start with a quadruple-bogey on the first hole that set her back four-over par from the get-go. Three birdies kept her in the game, and she finished with a nine-over par of 78. Freshman Stacey Bieber suffered several bogeys and broke even for most of the day, finishing her second round with a 12-over score of 84. The two are tied at 48th individually.
Meanwhile, freshman Elin Emanuelsson had the toughest day, with double- and triple-bogeys adding up throughout the second half of her day. She finished +21 for the day with a 93 and currently ranks 80th.
Vanderbilt's Chris Brady maintained her hold on the top individual spot, leading by five shots over the nearest competition. As a team, UNLV caught up with Texas with scores of 628 (+52).
Live scoring of the Tuesday's third and final round will be provided at www.golfstat.com
INDIVIDUAL SCORES: 1. Chris Brady, Vanderbilt (+3) 72-75=147; T2. Laura Cross, SMU (+8) 75-77=152; T2. Catalina Marin, USC (+8) 78-74=152; T2. Julie Tvede, Tulsa (+8) 76-76=152; T5. Cassandra Kirkland, Arizona (+10) 74-80=154; T5. Sunny Oh, UNLV (+10) 75-79=154.
TEAM SCORES: T1. UNLV (+52) 313-315=628; T1. Texas (+52) 309-319=628; 3. Vanderbilt (+54) 316-317=633; 4. Cal (+56) 321-311=632; 5. USC (+59) 318-317-635.
TCU SCORES: T16. Camille Blackerby (+14) 80-78-158; T31. Brooke Tull (+17) 78-83=161; T48. Stacey Bieber (+21) 81-84=165; T48. Catherine Matranga (+21) 84-81=165; T80. Elin Emanuelsson (+21) 81-93-174.