Women's Golf Falls Into Share of Ninth

Camille Blackerby leads the Frogs into tomorrow's final day of the Betsy Rawls Invite

Camille Blackerby leads the Frogs into tomorrow's final day of the Betsy Rawls Invite

March 22, 2004

Austin, Texas - The TCU women's golf team faced a tough test on the golf course at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational today, slipping five spots in the standings after a 38-over-par score of 326. Senior Brooke Tull, who entered the day as the team's leader, suffered a huge blow on the 15th hole. She dropped into tie for 31st, while freshman Camille Blackerby stepped up to lead the Frogs at a tie for 16th. As a team, the Horned Frogs finished the day in a three-way tie for ninth after opening in fifth place.

Tull's day started off on the wrong foot when she bogeyed on the first hole, and followed up with two double-bogeys in a row. The rest of the day she traded bogeys and birdies, bringing herself to as high as seventh individually before a disastrous 15th hole, wherein she collected a quadruple-bogey. She finished her day at an 11-over par 83.

Blackerby spent most of her day making par on the holes or hitting one-over, as she did on seven of the first eight holes. Due to a tough scoring day, Blackerby managed to move up into a tie for 16th with her six-over par score of 78.

Freshman Catherine Matranga's day also had a rough start with a quadruple-bogey on the first hole that set her back four-over par from the get-go. Three birdies kept her in the game, and she finished with a nine-over par of 78. Freshman Stacey Bieber suffered several bogeys and broke even for most of the day, finishing her second round with a 12-over score of 84. The two are tied at 48th individually.

Meanwhile, freshman Elin Emanuelsson had the toughest day, with double- and triple-bogeys adding up throughout the second half of her day. She finished +21 for the day with a 93 and currently ranks 80th.



Vanderbilt's Chris Brady maintained her hold on the top individual spot, leading by five shots over the nearest competition. As a team, UNLV caught up with Texas with scores of 628 (+52).

Live scoring of the Tuesday's third and final round will be provided at www.golfstat.com

INDIVIDUAL SCORES: 1. Chris Brady, Vanderbilt (+3) 72-75=147; T2. Laura Cross, SMU (+8) 75-77=152; T2. Catalina Marin, USC (+8) 78-74=152; T2. Julie Tvede, Tulsa (+8) 76-76=152; T5. Cassandra Kirkland, Arizona (+10) 74-80=154; T5. Sunny Oh, UNLV (+10) 75-79=154.

TEAM SCORES: T1. UNLV (+52) 313-315=628; T1. Texas (+52) 309-319=628; 3. Vanderbilt (+54) 316-317=633; 4. Cal (+56) 321-311=632; 5. USC (+59) 318-317-635.

TCU SCORES: T16. Camille Blackerby (+14) 80-78-158; T31. Brooke Tull (+17) 78-83=161; T48. Stacey Bieber (+21) 81-84=165; T48. Catherine Matranga (+21) 84-81=165; T80. Elin Emanuelsson (+21) 81-93-174.


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