Ward Wins By One, Frogs Fall By One

D'Rae Ward added Conference USA Champion to her list of accomplishments.

D'Rae Ward added Conference USA Champion to her list of accomplishments.

April 23, 2003

DADE CITY, Fla. - Despite a 25-foot putt that gave sophomore D'Rae Ward Conference USA Championships medalist honors, the TCU Horned Frogs finished one stroke behind South Florida in the team race. The Horned Frogs posted a 15-over-par 303 on Wednesday, the team's best round of the tournament, but the Bulls' tourney-best 302 gave the host team the crown. The Horned Frogs made the turn at plus-four, but were 11 over on the back nine.

For Ward, it was her third tournament title of the spring and her career. She posted a two-over 74 on the final day and ended with a 224 (+8) for the event. Ward edged a pair of South Florida players, Katie Ruhe and Jill Crowe for the one-shot title. Following the tournament, Ward earned second-team All-Conference USA honors.

Junior Brooke Tull, the 2002 C-USA medalist, tied for fourth place overall with a 54-hole score of 226. She joined Ward with a two-over 74 on the final day. For her efforts, Tull was named Conference USA Player of the Year and first-team all-conference.

TCU senior Shannon Barr also had an outstanding three days, bringing home sixth place for the Frogs. She notched a 75 in the final round, which gave her a 228 (+12) for the tourney.

Stephanie Godare, who was named to the all-freshman team, posted an 80 on Wednesday and a 238 for the tournament. She tied for 21st place with her 22-over-par score. Fellow freshman Traci Robison shared 31st with a score of 245. Robison carded an 81 in the final round.

Team Scores:
1. South Florida 307-303-302=912 (+48); 2. TCU 304-306-303=610 (+34); 3. East Carolina 308-308-317=933 (+69); 4. Tulane 311-310-313=934 (+70); 5. Louisville 317-313-309=939 (+75); 6. Memphis 312-324-321=957 (+93); 7. Southern Miss 321-325-321=967 (+103); 8. UAB 328-317-326=971 (+107); 9. Cincinnati 347-328-355=1030 (+166).

 

 

Individual Scores:
1. D'Rae Ward 75-75-74=224 (+8); T-4. Brooke Tull 72-80-74=226 (+10); 6. Shannon Barr 76-77-75=228 (+12); T-21. Stephanie Godare 81-77-80=238 (+22); 31. Traci Robison 87-77-81=245 (+29).


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