No. 33 TCU Slips to Fourth After Round Two of "Mo"Morial
Feb. 28, 2005
BRYAN, Texas - The No. 33 ranked Horned Frogs slipped a few spots in the afternoon half of day one out at the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial Invitational at Traditions Golf Club. Sophomore Elin Emanuelsson fell four spots to own part of an eight-way tie for 11th to lead the Frogs.
Emanuelsson fired a second-round 80 to total a 13-over par opening day. The "Mo"Morial Invitational spans only two days, completing the first 36 holes Monday and closing out with the final round on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Emanuelsson had finished out the first round in seventh place; her second round saw a steady par or one-over average for the sophomore.
Sophomore Camille Blackerby filed one more stroke than Emanuelsson, carding an 81 in the matinee attempt as a follow-up to her morning show of 77. A triple-bogey on her fourth hole hurt her, but a birdie three holes later lightened the load slightly. She will enter the final round tied for 19th and a 14-over par score.
Sophomore Catherine Matranga had a tough first round, as she logged a nine-over-par 81. Despite seven bogied holes in the second round, Matranga stayed in the top-five hunt with a birdie; she will enter the final round tied for 26th, but only four strokes away from fifth place with a 14-over.
Sophomore Stacey Bieber also churned out a 10-over par 82 after round one. She improved by a single stroke to total 163, entering tomorrow's final tied for 43rd and a 19-over par score.
The two-day tournament, Feb. 28 and March 1, at Traditions Golf Club (par-72, 6,386 yards) features a 15-team field, including No. 26 SMU, No. 30 Baylor, No. 33 Kent State, No. 46 Northwestern, and the hosts, No. 43 Texas A&M. Other teams in the mix include North Carolina, Oregon State, Wisconsin, Kansas, Kansas State, UTEP, Indiana, Illinois State, and UT-Pan American. The tournament consists of 36 holes on Monday and a final 18 on Tuesday. Play begins with a shotgun start both days, with the opening round teeing off at 8 a.m. and the final round at 8:30 a.m. Golfstat.com provides the live stats.
TEAM RESULTS: 1. Texas A&M (+42) 310-308-618; 2. SMU (+51) 318-309-627; 3. Baylor (+52) 316-312-628; 4. TCU (+56) 315-317-632; 5. Kent State (+60) 319-317-636.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 1. Samantha Richdale, Illinois State (+4) 75-73-148; T2. Laura Cross, SMU (+7) 77-74-151; T2. Ann Laney, North Carolina (+7) 76-75-151; T4. Kira Meixner, Kent State (+10) 73-81-154; T4. Gerina Mendoza, UTEP (+10) 73-81-154; T4. Gabby Wedding, Kent State (+10) 80-74-154.
TCU RESULTS: T11. Elin Emanuelsson (+13) 77-80-157; T19. Camille Blackerby (+14) 77-81-158; T19. D'Rae Ward (+14) 80-78-158; T26. Catherine Matranga (+15) 81-78-159; T43. Stacey Bieber (+19) 82-81-163.