Tull's second round 69 moves Women's Golf into tie for 4th
Oct. 26, 2002
Led by Brooke Tull's three-under 69, the TCU women's golf team shot a second round 293 to move into a tie for fourth place at the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational. Only three teams shot below 300 in the second round, including tournament host and 36-hole leader Furman's 293 (36-hole score of 588). The Frogs started the day in eighth place, after shooting a first round score of 307, but the round of 293 moved the team into fourth place with a 36-hole score of 600.
Tull will start the final round in second place with a 36-hole score of 143, just one shot behind individual leader Leigh Turner's (Furman) 36-hole score of 142 (74-68). Tull had shot a 74 in the first round, which put her in a tie for 12th after the opening day. The round of 69 matches her career best.
Freshman Stephanie Godare also provided a huge lift for the Frogs on Saturday as she fired a career-low 72, placing her in a tie for 22nd with a 36-hole score of 151. Godare and sophomore D'Rae Ward were tied for 50th after the opening round. Ward shot a second round 74 to move into a tie for 28th place with a score of 153. Ward is now tied with seven others, including senior Shannon Barr, who shot a 78 in the second round. Freshman Traci Robison is now tied for 80th with a 36-hole score of 166 (84-82).
The 16-team field includes Conference USA opponents Tulane, Louisville and Memphis. The Frogs are tied with Tulane after the Green Wave shot a second round 300. Louisville dropped from fifth to 13th after they fired a 318 (36-hole total of 621) in the second round, while Memphis is in 12th place with a 36-hole score of 620.
Entering Sunday's final round, the Lady Paladins will take a five-shot lead over South Carolina's team total of 593. North Carolina, which is in third place, is five shots ahead of TCU and Tulane.