TCU women's golf blows past field for tournament title
Oct. 11, 2005
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The TCU women's golf team completed play today with a 21-stroke victory at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan.
After posting a 6-under par score in yesterday's opening two rounds, the only team to break par, the Frogs finished 5-over at 287-283-299--869. Damp conditions in today's final round caused scores to rise across the board on the par-72, 6,046-yard Colbert Hills course.
Nebraska (297-285-308--890) was second, 21 shots behind TCU. Host Kansas State (301-294-298--893) was 24 strokes back in third.
All five TCU golfers were in the Top 10, led by Catherine Matranga's third-place score of 74-68-75--217 (+1). The junior from Fort Worth was two shots off the pace of Kansas State's Helene Robert (75-70-70--215) and Nebraska's Stephanie Ruiz (73-67-75--215). Robert took medalist honors in a playoff.
TCU returns to action Friday when it begins play at Furman University's Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C.