TCU Wins C-USA Women's Golf Championships
April 21, 2002
The TCU women's golf team fired a season-low 290 in the final round of the Conference USA Women's Golf Championships to win the school's first C-USA women's golf title. The women started the day in second place, six shots behind Tulane. But, thanks to sophomore individual medalist Brooke Tull's course record 69, the Frogs were able to overcome the six-shot deficit in the final round.
TCU's 54-hole score of 886 established a Conference USA record for 54-hole scoring. In addition, Tull's three-under par score of 69 was not only her career best, but it allowed her to finish with a 54-hole total of 215 (-1), also a new league record. Tulane shot a final round score of 299 to finish in second place, three shots behind TCU.
"This was a total team effort," said head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin. "We showed a lot of character and guts to overcome a six-shot deficit. I thought we played awesome today, from holes 1 thru 18. We made a lot of putts, our short game was good, and we did not make anything worse than a bogey. It was three days of solid golf. Our hard work is starting to pay off. To be down by six shots and win the way we did is very special. I am really excited for Brooke. She played awesome today."
Tull needed the round of 69 to win the tournament, as South Florida's Kelly Martin posted a two-under 70 to finish the 54-hole tournament with an even-par score of 216. Second-round leader Cindy Pasechnik of Louisville, who had a three-shot over Tull at the start of the day, shot a 74 in Sunday's round, dropping into third place. Tull and Martin were tied for third when the final round started.
In addition to Tull, who was named the Conference USA Player of the Year, the Frogs received great scores from junior Shannon Barr and freshman D'Rae Ward. Barr, a second-team all-conference selection, posted a one-over par round of 73 Sunday, tying her for eighth place with a 54-hole score of 223 (+7). Ward, who was named to the all-freshman team, closed with a final round score of 72 to also finish tied for eighth.
Senior Lori Sutherland shot a final round score of 74 to place 15th with a 54-hole total of 227 (+11). Jennifer Patterson ended the tournament with a final round score of 77 to place 26th with a three-day score of 232 (+16).
The title was TCU's first in women's golf since the 1998 season, when the Frogs won the 1998 WAC Women's Golf Championships.
Following the tournament, the league handed out the 2002 Conference USA Women's Golf awards.
Brooke Tull, TCU, Kelly Martin, South Florida, Cindy Pasechnik, Louisville, Alexis Wooster, Tulane, Carolin Landmann, Tulane, Marika Pluta, UAB.
Kathy Schafer, Tulane, Cindy Pasechnik, Louisville, Meaghan Francella, Memphis, Carolin Landmann, Tulane, Brooke Tull, TCU.
Alexis Wooster, Tulane, Jessica Krasny, East Carolina, Jennifer Jaszek, Memphis, Shannon Barr, TCU, Fany Schaeffer, South Florida.
D'Rae Ward, TCU, Brooke Mangan, UAB, Lindsay Hulwick, Tulane, Adrienne Millican, East Carolina, Alexis Wooster, Tulane.
Coach of the Year - Sue Bower, Tulane
Freshman of the Year - Alexis Wooster, Tulane
Player of the Year - Brooke Tull, TCU