Women's Golf Takes Second at Tulane
Feb. 11, 2003
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The TCU women's golf team, which entered the day in first place, wound up as the runner-up at the first-ever Tulane Invitational. The host school was able to overtake TCU after the 13th-ranked Green Wave fired an even-par 288, the fifth-best round in school history, on Tuesday. The Horned Frogs completed the tournament with a 54-hole score of 922 to finish 14 shots behind Tulane. TCU was in search of its first team title since winning the 2002 Conference USA Championships.
Sophomore D'Rae Ward tied for fourth place individually, her best finish of the season, to lead the Frogs. She fired a final-round score of 75 (+3) to finish with an eight-over 224. She finished just two strokes behind the medalist, Lindsay Hulwick of Tulane. Junior Brooke Tull, who entered the day in first place, shot an 80 in the final round to slip into a share of eighth place. It was the fourth time in five tournaments that Tull has placed among the top 10.
Freshman Stephanie Godare moved into the top 20 thanks to a final-round 74, the best card turned in by a Frog player on Tuesday. Godare tied for 18th overall with a three-day 233 (+17). Meanwhile, senior Shannon Barr placed 26th with a 239, while freshman Traci Robison tied for 41st (252).
The event is one of just two in the country that features both women's and men's teams. Teams ranked among the nation's top 35 on the women's side included No. 13 Tulane, No. 23 South Florida, No. 31 Mississippi State and No. 34 TCU. Additionally, three men's teams are among the country's top 35: No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 20 Tennessee and No. 30 East Tennessee State.
The tournament was held at the English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans, La. English Turn is the site of the PGA Tour's HP (formerly Compaq) Classic each April.
Women's Team Scores:
1. Tulane 311-306-288=905 (+41); 2. TCU 309-303-310=922 (+58); 3. South Florida 316-308-300=924 (+60); 4. Campbell 313-309-304=926 (+62); 5. Mississippi 311-309-310=930 (+66); 6. Mississippi State 325-318-302=945 (+81); 7. Alabama 319-309-318=946 (+82); 8. Central Florida 329-323-324=976 (+112); 9. New Orleans 339-333-329=1001 (+137).