TCU Women's Golf Falls Short in NCAA Championships Bid
May 8, 2004
NORMAL, Ill. - The TCU women's golf team made a strong final-round bid in an attempt to advance the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2000, but ultimately fell 10 shots shy of a spot in the 24-team field after posting a three-round 935 at the NCAA Central Regional in Normal, Ill.
TCU, which entered the day in 13th place, played stellar golf on the front nine, as the four counting scorers played seven-over-par. That gave the Horned Frogs a chance in the late afternoon. However, the team, which had little room for error, faltered slightly down the stretch and ultimately finished 12th, nine strokes behind eighth-place Texas A&M. The top eight squads and the top two individuals on non-qualifying teams will play in the NCAA Championships later this month.
Senior Brooke Tull closed out a stellar career with a team-best 75 (+4) in the final round. She finished in a tie for 17th with a three-round 229. Tull landed in the top 20 in every event she played this season.
Tied with Tull for 17th place was teammate Traci Robison, who posted a final-round 77. It was the second top-20 placement of the year for the sophomore. Freshmen Catherine Matranga (T-61st, 237), Camille Blackerby (T-72nd, 240) and Elin Emanuelsson (T-95th, 249) rounded out the crew.
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