D'Rae Ward
D'Rae Ward

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Weatherford, Texas

Experience:
3L


Career
Low Round 70 - Waterlefe (2nd Round, 2002-03)
Low Total 217 - Waterlefe (2002-03)

2004-05 Season
Dick McGuire Invitational: 74-75-79=225, T-36
Jeannine McHaney Invitational: 75-78=153, T-26
Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate: 76-74-81=231, T-25
Furman Lady Paladin Invitational: 81-73-73=227, T-49
Lady Puerto Rico Classic: 74-78-76=228, T-19
Texas A&M "Mo"Morial Invitational: 80-78-74=232, 3
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational: 87-79-75=241, T-42
PING/ASU Invitational: 74-73-75=222, T-13
Lady Boilermaker Invitational: 73-75-74=222, T-5
C-USA Championship: 75-74-76=225, 5
NCAA Central Regional: 75-82-79=236, T-68
Low Round 73 - Four rounds
Low Total 222 - PING/ASU & Lady Boilermaker

2003-04 Highlights
• Posted her seventh career Top 20 finish, tying for 16th at the Oregon State Invitational with a scorecard of 78-75-79=232.
• Carded a season low 71 in the second round of the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational.
• Despite improving her three-round score by two strokes at the Lady Paladin to 230, she tied for 28th.
• Sat out the spring season with a wrist injury.

Oregon State Invitational: 78-75-79=232, T-16
Furman Lady Paladin Invitational: 80-71-79=230, T-28
Low Round 71 - Furman (1st Round)
Low Total 230 -Furman

2002-03 Highlights
• Played in all 11 events in the 2002-03 season and owned a career-best stroke average of 76.66 on the year.
• Had three tournament titles and another top-five finish to her credit.
• Became the first TCU women's golfer since 1983 to win back-to-back tournaments when she claimed the Waterlefe/USF Invitational and the Baylor/Tapatio Springs Shootout in March.
• Earned second-team All-Conference USA honors following the conference tournament.
• Claimed Conference USA Championships medalist honors, her third victory in four events, when she posted a score of 224 (75-74-74) for a one-stroke victory.
• Was the second straight Horned Frog, joining current teammate Brooke Tull, to win the league's individual crown.
• Birdied the final hole of the C-USA tournament thanks to a 25-foot putt that gave her the individual conference title.
• Placed first at the Waterlefe, which was her first collegiate championship, after shooting rounds of 76-70-71.
• Her 54-hole score of 217 ranks as the best of her collegiate career.
• Was named Golf Digest's Golfer of the Week after claiming the victory in South Florida.
• Continued her stellar play by taking the Baylor tourney title after scoring a three-round 221 (68-75-78).
• Had the best round of her career (68) and the best score by a TCU golfer all season on the opening day.
• Started her hot streak by tying for fourth at the Tulane Invitational with a score of 224 (73-76-75).
• Tied for 28th in the season-opening event, the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational with a score of 231, her best finish of the fall schedule.
• Placed among the field's top 50 in every event during the season.

Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational: 76-79-76=231, T-28
Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate: 81-76-78=235, T-45
Furman Lady Paladin Invitational: 79-74-75=228, T-31
Auburn Derby: 84-83-77=244, 71
Tulane Invitational: 73-76-75=224, T-4
Texas A&M "Mo"Morial Invitational: 79-82=161, T-49
Waterlefe/USF Invitational: 76-70-71=217, 1
Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout: 68-75-78=221, 1
PING/ASU Invitational: 76-79-75=230, T-49
Conference USA Championships: 75-75-74=224, 1
NCAA Central Regional: 80-76-82=238, T-47
Low Round 70 - Waterlefe (2nd Round)
Low Total 217 - Waterlefe

2001-02 Highlights
• Competed in nine of 11 tournaments as a true freshman.
• Posted a scoring average of 79.54 over 26 rounds of play.
• Had a pair of top-10 finishes on the season.
• Recorded her best finish of the season at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, where she shot a 54-hole score of 225 (74-76-75) to place second and help TCU to a third-place finish overall.
• Tied for eighth at the Conference USA Championships, helping the Frogs pick up their inaugural C-USA title and first conference crown since 1998.
• Had a 223 (75-76-72) at the event for her second career top 10.
• Placed 23rd at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic, where she shot a 54-hole score of 238 (82-82-74).
• Tied for 46th at the Ping/ASU Invitational with a three-round total of 229 (77-77-75).
• Had her best finish of the fall when she tied for 60th at the Lady Paladin with a 237 (77-82-78).

NCAA Fall Preview: 84-78=162, T-103
Big 12 Invitational: 89-88-83=260, 72
Furman Lady Paladin Invitational: 77-82-78=237, T-60
TRW Regional Challenge: 93-75-84=252, 88
Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational: 74-76-75=225, 2
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational: 82-82-74=238, 23
PING/ASU Invitational: 77-77-75=229, T-46
Conference USA Championships: 75-76-72=223, T-8
NCAA Central Regional: 82-79-81=242, T-63
Low Round 74 - Rainbow Wahine (1st Round)
Low Total 223 - Conference USA

Amateur Highlights
• Won the 2001 Kathy Whitworth Junior Tournament.
• Finished eighth in the 2000 Kathy Whitworth and fifth the previous year.
• Was the individual medalist at both the 1999 and 2000 Starburst Junior Golf Classics.
• Had two top-10 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) finishes in the summer of 2000, a sixth-place finish at the Texace and a tie for seventh in Abilene.
• Finished 11th at the AJGA event at Horseshoe Bay.
• Played in five tournaments on the Texas Junior Golf Tour, placing in the top three in all five events.
• Won the Riverchase Tournament in Dallas and tied for first at the Tapatio Springs in San Antonio.
• Finished second at the Barton Creek Tournament in Austin and third at the Pecan Valley Tournament in San Antonio.
• Finished second in the Tour Championship.
• Did not compete in any tournaments in the summer of 2001 due to a wrist injury.

High School Highlights
• Won 20 high school tournaments while attending Weatherford High School.
• Was a three-time district champion.
• Won the regional individual title as a senior after finishing as the runner-up her junior year.
• Was a second-team all-state selection her final prep season.


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