Two TCU Freshmen Earn Top 20s as Frogs Place Sixth

Feb. 10, 2004

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The TCU women's golf team, which featured four true freshmen and one sophomore in the lineup, opened the 2004 spring season with a sixth-place finish at the 2004 NOKIA Sugar Bowl/Tulane Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Two Horned Frog freshmen, Camille Blackerby and Elin Emanuelsson, earned top-20 finishes to pace the squad.

TCU completed the tournament with a 54-hole total of 966, a score that was 102-over-par. TCU shot a final-round 329 on a chilly and rainy day in Louisiana. Tulane, the host school, claimed the tourney title with an 895 (+31). The Green Wave finished 34 strokes ahead of second-place LSU at the English Turn Golf and Country Club.

Blackerby, who hails from Breckenridge, Texas, posted her third straight top-20 finish dating back to the fall season. Blackerby wound up with a three-round score of 235 (+19) after recording an 80 on the final day. For Emanuelsson, it was her first career top-20 placement. The native of Sweden tied for 19th overall with a 24-over-par 240.

Fellow freshman Catherine Matranga tied for 30th place with a 30-over score of 246. Stacey Bieber was three two strokes behind Matranga after an 81, the Frogs' second best round on Tuesday. Bieber carded a 248 (+32) for the tournament. The lone sophomore, Traci Robison, had a final-round 89 to finish in a share of 45th with a 265 (+49).

The Frogs are next in action on Feb. 23-24 at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.

Team Results:
1. Tulane 288-301-306=895 (+31); 2. LSU 303-306-320=929 (+65); 3. Ole Miss 303-317-316=936 (+72); 4. Campbell 318-316-312=946 (+82); 5. Alabama 322-304327=953 (+89); 6. TCU 318-319-329=966 (+102); 7. Mississippi State 334-323-312=969 (+105); 8. East Carolina 325-323-326=974 (+110); 9. UNO 329-331-350=1010 (+146).



TCU Individual Results:
12. Camille Blackerby 78-77-80=235 (+19); T-19. Elin Emanuelsson 78-79-83=240 (+24); T-30. Catherine Matranga 78-83-85=246 (+30); T-33. Stacey Bieber 87-80-81=248 (+32); T-45. Traci Robison 84-92-89=265 (+49).
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