TCU Extends Lead to Nine Strokes After Round Two of C-USA Women's Golf Championship

April 19, 2005

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - Horned Frog sophomore Stacey Bieber continues to have one of her best performances as TCU extended its lead to nine strokes (595) in the second day of the 2005 Conference USA Women's Golf Championship at the par-72, 6,178-yard Germantown Country Club. Her 71-74 has her two strokes behind Tulane's Alison Walshe, but all five Frogs have jockeyed their way into the top 10. The Green Wave trails TCU at a 604.

The Horned Frogs have a nine-stroke lead on the 10-team field after shooting a second round 301. Bieber stands in second place individually, four strokes ahead of TCU senior D'Rae Ward. Yesterday's leader, USF's Fernanda Rivera, slid to a three-way tie for fourth with teammate Christina Jones and Louisville's Adrienne White.

TCU dominates the top 10, with all five golfers monopolizing spots. Sophomore Camille Blackerby climbed two spots to sit at eighth with a second round 78. Sophomores Catherine Matranga and Elin Emanuelsson tie it up at ninth with 154 totals.

Defending stroke play champion Liliana Alvarez has fallen to a tie for 14th after a tough second round 81.

"Our players really fought today to get the ball in the hole," said Head Coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin. "We had three really solid rounds and it was a really good team effort as we were able to extend our lead heading into the final round of the Championship."

Third and final round action concludes on Wednesday.

TCU RESULTS: 2. Stacey Bieber, 71-74=145; 3. D'Rae Ward, 75-74=149; 8. Camille Blackerby, 75-78=153; T9. Catherine Matranga, 79-75=154; T9. Elin Emanuelsson, 73-81=154.



TEAM RESULTS (Top Five): 1. TCU, 294-301=595; 2. Tulane 298-306=604; 3. USF, 298-309=607; 4. East Carolina, 313-311=624; 5. Louisville, 319-308=627.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top Five): 1. Alison Walshe, 73-70=143; 2. Stacey Bieber, 71-74=145; 3. D'Rae Ward, 75-74=149; T4. Christina Jones, 73-77=150; T4. Fernanda Rivera, 70-80=150; T4. Adrienne White, 72-78=150. --

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