Catherine Matranga
Catherine Matranga

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, TX

Experience:
3L


Fall 2006 Highlights
• Received Mid-Season All-America honors from Golf World.
• Also tabbed by Golf World as the nation's Most Improved Player.
• Named the Mountain West Conference September Golfer of the Month.
• Captured medalist honors at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational with a 71-73-70=214.
• Rallied from a final-round 5-stroke deficit for the victory after beginning the day in 11th place.
• Became the first TCU golfer to earn an individual title since February 2004 when Brooke Tull won the Central District Invitational.
• Came back the next tournament with a tie for second at the Jeannine McHaney Intercollegiate.
• Shot a 5-under 211 (70-73-68) which included a career-best final-round 68.
• TCU's top golfer in all five tournaments.
• Posted three top-10 finishes with no result lower than a tie for 17th.
• Placed seventh at the Lady Paladin Invitational.
• Improved her score each day with a 76-72-70=218 (+2) at the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown.
• A final-round 71 keyed a tie for 13th at the Aloha Purdue Collegiate.

2005-06 Highlights
• Played in all 11 tournaments on the year.
• The spring saw her post four top-14 finishes with five overall results in the top 25.
• Had TCU's top score in back-to-back tournaments at the Northwestern Invitational and Mountain West Conference Championship.
• Had a 71 in both tournaments for her low round of the spring.
• Carded a 4-over-par 71-74-75=220 to place 14th at the Northwestern Invitational.
• Tied for 10th with a 73-71-83=227, 11-over-par, at the MWC Championship.
• Placed in a tie for 13th at the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial.
• Came back the next tournament with a tie for 11th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.
• Recorded a second-round 72 in tying for 25th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
• Led the Frogs with 74-68-75=217, good for a third-place showing just two strokes off the lead, as TCU recorded a 21-stroke victory at Kansas State's Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.
• Also had TCU's top score with a 74-75-75=224 at New Mexico's Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.
• Tied for 21st overall (76-77-76=229) at the Lady Paladin Invitational.
• Carded second- and third-round scores of 70 and 73, respectively, at the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown.

2004-05 Highlights
• Second-team All-Conference USA.
• Posted the Frogs' second-best stroke average (75.97).
• Played in 10 of the 11 tournaments.
• Recorded four Top 10 scores and a total of seven Top 20 results.
• Carded a career-low 69 in the second round of the PING/Arizona State Invitational en route to a 78-69-77=224 that tied for 20th overall.
• Tied for second at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational with a 76-75-75=226, two strokes off the pace.
• Placed in a tie for fourth at the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational with a 71-70-77=218.
• The second-round 70 at Furman was a career-low round at the time while the 218 was a career-best score for a 54-hole event.
• Posted consecutive eighth-place finishes at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational (72-77-76=226) and the Conference USA Championships (79-75-75=229).
• Tied for 12th at the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M., shooting an 80-71-76=227.
• Opened the spring season by tying for 15th (74-77-76=227) at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
• Had a breakout fall season, leading the Frogs in two of the four tournaments.
• Carded a 78-75=153 in Texas Tech's Jeannine McHaney to tie for 26th.
• With a then-career-low 71 in the second round of the Price's Give `Em Five Intercollegiate, led the Frogs with a top-12 finish.
• Carried momentum into Furman Lady Paladin Invitational, helping Frogs to best finish of the season (fourth).
• Individually claimed a share of fourth place with career-low-tying first round (71) followed by a new career low in the second round (70).

2003-04 Highlights
• One of two freshmen in the TCU Top Five with a 77.78 fall season average.
• Carded a three-round total of 248 and tied for 59th place in the season-opening tournament at the Oregon State Invitational.
• Sat out for the New Mexico Invitational and came back with strong 54-hole scores of 226 in the next two tournaments.
• Placed in a tie for 27th place at Shootout at The Legends with rounds of 78-72-76=226.
• Earned her first top-20 finish and posted a career-best round of 71 at the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational.
• Her 76-71-79=226 scorecard at the Lady Paladin tied for 18th place.
• Tied for 30th following an opening round 78 in the Tulane Invitational.
• Maintained consistency in the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial, shooting 79-79-77.
• Tied for 28th in her third top-30 finish of the year thanks to her opening round 77 in the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational.
• Shot a total of 235 in the PING/ASU Invitational for lowest total in three tourneys.
• Recorded first top-12 finish in the Conference USA Tournament, helping Frogs to second-place finish.
• Finished season at the NCAA Central Regionals in a tie for 61st.

Amateur Highlights
• Tied for first at the 2005 Texas Women's Open while winning the Amateur Division with a 68-69.
• Won the Collegiate Players Tour Championship with a 76-73-72 score in 2004.
• Finished third on the Gonzales, La., 2004 stop of the CPT (72-75-71).
• Tied for 16th in the 2004 Texas Women's Open (74-73).
• Qualified for the 2004 championship flight of the Texas State Amateur by shooting a 70.
• Made it to the semifinals by winning three matches.
• Finished first in the Collegiate Players 2000 in Houston (67-68=135).
• Finished in the top-20 in Junior World.

High School Highlights
• Won district junior and senior year, qualifying for state her final year.
• Four-year regional qualifier and letterwinner in golf at R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth.
• Also played varsity basketball for three years.

Personal
• Daughter of Mark and Jan Matranga.
• Her mother, Jan Solomon Matranga, played tennis for TCU.
• Born August 25, 1985.
• Communications studies major.


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