No. 25 TCU in Second After Day One of Northwest Invite
Sept. 15, 2003
SUNRIVER, Ore. - The 25th-ranked TCU women's golf team has a comfortable hold on second place following the first two of three rounds at the Northwest Invite in Sunriver, Ore. The Horned Frogs are 12 strokes behind No. 20 UNLV, the tourney leader, and have an 11-stroke advantage over third-place Portland State.
The Horned Frogs were led by senior standout Brooke Tull, who was tabbed as a preseason third-team All-American by Golfweek. Tull posted a two-over 74 in the first round, then fired a two-under 70 over the second 18 holes to grab a share of the individual lead with a 144 (E). Tull is in search of her third collegiate tournament title and first since taking the Furman Lady Paladin last fall.
D'Rae Ward, the medalist at the 2003 Conference USA Championships, owns a share of 12th place following the first day. The junior is nine-over-par (153) after rounds of 78 and 75. Ward claimed three individual tournament championships last year. Sophomore Traci Robison is eyeing her first career top-20 finish after notching a pair of five-over 77s on Monday. She is currently tied for 15th place with a sum of 154.
Stacey Bieber, a true freshman from Winnipeg, Canada, has a share of 31st place after starting her collegiate career with a 78 in round one and an 80 in round two. Another true freshman, Catherine Matranga of Fort Worth, is tied for the 53rd position after bouncing back from an 87 to score a three-over 75 in the afternoon round.
TCU was in third place following Monday's morning 18 prior to posting a 297 in the afternoon. The 297 matched UNLV's score as the best second-round tally. The third and final round will take place Tuesday at the Woodlands Golf Course (par 72, 6,100 yards) in Sunriver, Ore.
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