TCU Finishes Second in C-USA Women's Golf Championship for Third Year in a Row

Bieber maintained her second place position in the final round.

Bieber maintained her second place position in the final round.

April 20, 2005

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - The Horned Frogs lost their nine-stroke lead to the Tulane Green Wave in the final round of the 2005 Conference USA Women's Golf Championship at the par-72, 6,178-yard Germantown Country Club. The Frogs' had their toughest round (308) to finish with a 903 total, just four shy of Tulane's 898. USF rounded out the top three at 909.

Sophomore Stacey Bieber held her ground into the final round, shooting a six-over 78 to finish nine strokes behind Tulane medallist Alison Walshe, who shot a two-under par total of 214. The second place finish is Bieber's highest ever. Senior D'Rae Ward shot a 76 to finish nine-over par and in fifth place.

Sophomore Catherine Matranga finished in a tie for eighth place following her 79-79-75 (+13) score. Sophomore Camille Blackerby had another tough day to finish in a tie for 13th place after a 75-78-79 (+16) card. Sophomore Elin Emanulesson rounded out the Horned Frogs at her tie for 17th (73-81-79, 17-over).

Tulane collected its second championship in a row. Green Wave golfer Liliana Alveraz, who finished tied for third this year, claimed individual honors last year. The Horned Frogs have finished as runners-up three years in a row in Conference USA. TCU has not won the championship since its first year in the league (2001).

TCU RESULTS: 2. Stacey Bieber, 71-74-78=214; 5. D'Rae Ward, 75-74-76=225; T8. Catherine Matranga, 79-75-75=229; T13. Camille Blackerby, 75-78-79=232; T17. Elin Emanuelsson, 73-81-79=233.



TEAM RESULTS (Top Five): 1. Tulane 298-306-294=898; 2. TCU, 294-301-308=903; 3. USF, 298-309-302=909; 4. East Carolina, 313-311-308=932; 5. Louisville, 319-308-318=945.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top Five): 1. Alison Walshe, 73-70-71=214; 2. Stacey Bieber, 71-74-78=214; T3. Christina Jones, 73-77-74=224; T3. Liliana Alvarez, 71-84-69=224; 5. D'Rae Ward, 75-74=149. --

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