Women's Golf Takes Third as Tull Finishes as Runner Up

Oct. 26, 2003

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The TCU women's golf team put the finishing touches on the 2003 fall season with a third-place finish at the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational over the weekend. Senior Brooke Tull paced the Frog squad with a runner-up placement at the event. In TCU's four fall tournaments, Tull claimed first place once, second twice and ninth on one occasion.

With a 54-hole total of 899, TCU finished behind only No. 7 Georgia (866) and 17th-rated Tulsa (892). The Frogs recorded a 15-over-par score of 303 in the final round to remain in the same position as they started the day. The LSU Tigers landed just one shot behind TCU for fourth place.

Tull, who claimed medalist honors at the 2002 Lady Paladin, fell just one stroke short in her attempt to repeat as the Lady Paladin's individual medalist. She posted a two-over-par score of 74 in the final round to finish the event at even-par (216). Sunday's final round was the first time that Tull shot over par in the three-day event.

Also placing among the tournament's top 20 was freshman Catherine Matranga, who tied for 18th. Matranga garnered a 79 on the final day and ended with a three-round sum of 226. The top-20 finish was the first of her young career. A one-under 71 in the second round was the key to her tournament finish.

Camille Blackerby made big strides on the final day with a team-best round of 71 (-1). She vaulted from the 37th position into a share of 20th place individually with a score of 227. It was the second straight top-20 finish for the true freshman, who played in three of the four fall events.

Junior D'Rae Ward fell out of the top 20 after a seven-over 79. The junior from Weatherford, Texas, placed in a tie for 28th with a 54-hole card of 230 (+14). TCU's final participant, sophomore Traci Robison shared 62nd place after rounds of 80-79-85, good for a score of 244 (+28). Robison and Tull were the only Frogs to play in each tournament this fall.




Team Results:
1. Georgia 291-283-292=866 (+2); 2. Tulsa 291-298-303=892 (+28); 3. TCU 305-291-303=899 (+35); 4. LSU 304-293-303=900 (+36); 5. Furman 308-298-301=907 (+43); 6. East Carolina 306-309-304=919 (+55); T-7. College of Charleston 308-306-311=925 (+61); T-7. Mississippi 305-319-301=925 (+61); 9. Michigan 318-306-303=927 (+63); T-10. UNC-Wilmington 312-309-315=936 (+72); T-10. Coastal Carolina 314-309-313=936 (+72); 12. Minnesota 320-321-312=953 (+89); 13. UNC-Greensboro 315-322-318=955 (+91); 14. Winthrop 328-327-311=966 (+102); 15. Memphis 335-343-322=1000 (+136); 16. Appalachian State 347-336-323=1006 (+142); 17. Louisville 337-344-338=1019 (+155).

TCU Individual Results:
T-2. Brooke Tull 72-70-74=216 (E); T-18. Catherine Matranga 76-71-79=226 (+10); T-20. Camille Blackerby 77-79-71=227 (+11); T-28. D'Rae Ward 80-71-79=230 (+14); T-62. Traci Robison 80-79-85=244 (+28).

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