TCU Clinches Co-Championship of Lady Boilermaker

Blackerby helped the Frogs gain their first championship in two years.

Blackerby helped the Frogs gain their first championship in two years.

April 10, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - TCU's strong finish in the second and final day of Purdue's Lady Boilermaker granted the Horned Frogs their first share of a championship in two years. Sophomore Camille Blackerby captured her highest career finish at second place.

The Horned Frogs maintained a steady assault (299-299-300) to finish 34-over par and tied with Michigan for first place. TCU had not won a tournament since the Waterlefe/USF Invitational in 2003.

Blackerby fired a one-under 71 today to tie with Nicole Melton of Texas A&M at four-over par in second place, three strokes behind medalist Amanda Costner of Kansas.

Senior D'Rae Ward finished in a two-way tie for fifth with a six-over par total score. Sophomore Catherine Matranga finished nine-over par in a tie for eighth place at nine-over par to help the Frogs seal a part of first place.

Sophomore Stacey Bieber had her toughest round in the third, carding an 81 (78-75-81=234, +18). Sophomore Elin Emanuelsson tied for 60th at 26-over par and freshman Elisa Gomez had her best round by far with a 79 in the third to tie for 74th (88-95-79=262, +46).

TEAM RESULTS (Top Five): T1. TCU, 299-299-300=898 (+34). T1. Michigan, 309-297-292=898 (+34). 3. Northwestern, 292-305-303=900 (+36). 4. Purdue, 301-301-305=907 (+43). 5. Texas A&M, 299-308-302=909 (+45).

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: T1. Amanda Costner, Kansas, 73-71-73=217 (+1). T2. Camille Blackerby, TCU, 76-73-71=220 (+4). T2. Nicole Melton, Texas A&M, 73-71-76=220 (+4). 4. O. Sattayabanphot, Purdue, 71-75-74=222 (+6). T5. D'Rae Ward, TCU, 73-75-74=222 (+6). T5. Myrte Eikenaar, Purdue, 75-71-76=222 (+6).

 

 

TCU RESULTS: T2. Camille Blackerby, TCU, 76-73-71=220 (+4). T5. D'Rae Ward, TCU, 73-75-74=222 (+6). T8. Catherine Matranga, 72-77-76=226 (+9). T36. Stacey Bieber, 78-75-81=234 (+18). T60. Elin Emanuelsson, 84-76-82=242 (+26). T74. Elisa Gomez, 88-95-79=262 (+46).

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