Tulls Ties for First Place at the Central District Classic
Feb. 24, 2004
Parrish, Fla. - The TCU Horned Frogs held strong in the warm and blustery final 18 holes of the Central District Classic in Parrish, Fla., to keep their fourth-place finish. Senior Brooke Tull snuck in for a three-way first-place tie, while freshman Camille Blackerby finished tied for sixth. Tull chalked up her fourth career tournament title today, putting her second only to alum Angela Stanford.
Tull's big break came on her last hole, which, due to the shotgun start, positioned her at the fourth hole. She landed the par-five in three shots for TCU's only eagle of the tournament. The hole made up for her double-bogey on the 16th hole which had set her back three shots from then-first place Malinda Johnson from Wisconsin. Her score for the day, 73, was one-over par, good enough to tie for first place.
Blackerby, who began the day tied at second, experienced setbacks at seven holes, including a double-bogey at the 12th hole. She slipped to a sixth-place finish with a score of 80, eight-over par. Freshman Elin Emanuelsson finished tied for 41st, while freshman Stacey Bieber, one shot behind, finished 44th. Sophomore Traci Robison crept up five places today for a tie at 52nd place.
#39 TCU finished fourth, 12 shots behind tournament champions #26 LSU, and 51 over-par. The Frogs were three shots away from tying for third place with #41 Kansas State and nine behind #16 Michigan State. TCU did finish ahead of #24 Arkansas, along with Texas A&M, Baylor, and Northwestern, all ranked ahead of the Frogs, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
Complete results listed at golfstat.com.