TCU Clinches Co-Championship of Lady Boilermaker
April 10, 2005
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - TCU's strong finish in the second and final day of Purdue's Lady Boilermaker granted the Horned Frogs their first share of a championship in two years. Sophomore Camille Blackerby captured her highest career finish at second place.
The Horned Frogs maintained a steady assault (299-299-300) to finish 34-over par and tied with Michigan for first place. TCU had not won a tournament since the Waterlefe/USF Invitational in 2003.
Blackerby fired a one-under 71 today to tie with Nicole Melton of Texas A&M at four-over par in second place, three strokes behind medalist Amanda Costner of Kansas.
Senior D'Rae Ward finished in a two-way tie for fifth with a six-over par total score. Sophomore Catherine Matranga finished nine-over par in a tie for eighth place at nine-over par to help the Frogs seal a part of first place.
Sophomore Stacey Bieber had her toughest round in the third, carding an 81 (78-75-81=234, +18). Sophomore Elin Emanuelsson tied for 60th at 26-over par and freshman Elisa Gomez had her best round by far with a 79 in the third to tie for 74th (88-95-79=262, +46).
TEAM RESULTS (Top Five): T1. TCU, 299-299-300=898 (+34). T1. Michigan, 309-297-292=898 (+34). 3. Northwestern, 292-305-303=900 (+36). 4. Purdue, 301-301-305=907 (+43). 5. Texas A&M, 299-308-302=909 (+45).
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: T1. Amanda Costner, Kansas, 73-71-73=217 (+1). T2. Camille Blackerby, TCU, 76-73-71=220 (+4). T2. Nicole Melton, Texas A&M, 73-71-76=220 (+4). 4. O. Sattayabanphot, Purdue, 71-75-74=222 (+6). T5. D'Rae Ward, TCU, 73-75-74=222 (+6). T5. Myrte Eikenaar, Purdue, 75-71-76=222 (+6).
TCU RESULTS: T2. Camille Blackerby, TCU, 76-73-71=220 (+4). T5. D'Rae Ward, TCU, 73-75-74=222 (+6). T8. Catherine Matranga, 72-77-76=226 (+9). T36. Stacey Bieber, 78-75-81=234 (+18). T60. Elin Emanuelsson, 84-76-82=242 (+26). T74. Elisa Gomez, 88-95-79=262 (+46).