TCU Women's Golf in 8th place After Day One of the NCAA Central Regional

May 9, 2002


East Lansing, Michigan -- The TCU Women's Golf team is in eighth place after shooting a first round 314 in the NCAA Central Regional Women's Golf Championships. Kent State leads the 21-team field with a 304, while Oklahoma State is in second place after posting a 306 Thursday.

After a two-and-a-half hour rain delay, players had to contend with wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. The tough conditions saw team scores climb in the opening round.

The Frogs were led by senior Lori Sutherland, who is tied for fifth after opening the tournament with a first round score of 73. Sutherland trails Baylor's Melanie Hagewood by three shots. Hagewood was one of four golfers to shoot under par.

Senior Jennifer Patterson fired a 79 in the first round, placing her in 29th place. Shannon Barr is tied for 40th after shooting an 80, while freshman D'Rae Ward shot an 82, tying her for 57th place. Conference USA MVP Brooke Tull opened the tournament with a round of 84, placing her in a tie for 71st.

Central Regional play continues at 7 a.m. (CDT) Friday with the final 18 holes scheduled for Saturday. The top eight teams and two individuals from the Central Regional will advance to the NCAA Championships.



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