Ward Wins Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Month Honors
April 2, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU's D'Rae Ward has been named Conference USA's March Co-Golfer of the Month, the league office announced today. During an outstanding month in which she also won Golf Digest's Golfer of the Week honors, Ward became the first Horned Frog women's golfer since 1983 to win two straight individual crowns.
At the Waterlefe/USF Invitational, she carded a three-round 217 to secure the one-over par individual win, thereby helping TCU to the team's first victory of the year. Ward, a sophomore from Weatherford, followed that performance up by capturing top honors at the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout with a 221 total, which included her first career sub-70 round of 68 on the opening 18 holes. As a squad, TCU finished fourth with a three-day total of 308.
For the month, Ward registered a 74.88 per round stroke average. She is currently rated 148th in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Ward shared the conference distinction with Jessica Krasny of East Carolina, who also won a pair of events. Ward and TCU are next in action at the Lady Sun Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. from April 5-7.