Two TCU Freshmen Earn Top 20s as Frogs Place Sixth

Freshman Camille Blackerby took 12th place at the Tulane Invitational.

Freshman Camille Blackerby took 12th place at the Tulane Invitational.

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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