TCU women's golf returns to action
Sept. 22, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's golf team returns to action Monday when it competes at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.
The 54-hole tournament will be held at the par 73, 6,069-yard UNM Championship Course. The facility is the site of the 2008 NCAA Division I Women's Golf National Championships.
The 18-team field includes BYU, Baylor, California, Colorado State, Hawaii, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Ohio State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, South Carolina, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UNLV, USC and UTEP.
"We need to come out of this tournament with a lot of confidence," Horned Frogs coach Angie Larkin said. "I'm going to talk to our team about carrying their TCU bag with pride and confidence and representing TCU in a winning manner."
In their opening fall tournament, the Frogs placed eighth at the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wis. (Sept. 11-12). Camille Blackerby, a junior from Breckenridge, Texas, was the top TCU performer. Her 72 on the final round earned her a tie for 14th individually.
TCU placed ninth at last year's Dick McGuire Invitational. Elin Emanuelsson shot a career-low 73 on the final round, while Blackerby carded a 6-over-par 225 to place 22nd.
"Three of our girls played this course last year," Larkin said. "There are a lot of positives going into it, but we just have to take care of business. One of the things we've talked a lot about this week is confidence."
"It takes all five players to be successful," Larkin said. "It's important for all five to know that."
Following the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, TCU will return to action Oct. 10-11 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan.