Tull claims individual honors at Lady Paladin
Oct. 27, 2002
Greenville, SC - Brooke Tull overcame a one stroke deficit on the final day to claim individual medalist honors at the Lady Paladin Invitational with a 54-hole score of four-under par. Tull's final round 69 keyed the Frogs team total of 287 Sunday, allowing TCU to end the tournament in third place. The Furman Lady Paladins claimed team honors, finishing four strokes ahead of South Carolina and seven shots better than the Frogs. TCU's third round 287 equalled the lowest single round score in tournament history.
Tull, who picked up her second career individual title, posted back-to-back rounds of three-under par 69 to win the tournament by three shots. Tull started the day in second place, one shot behind Furman's Leigh Turner, who shot a one-over par 73 Sunday. Her 54-hole score of 212 is a career best, bettering her previous career low of 215 by three shots.
Shannon Barr also played a pivotal role in TCU's final round 287 as the senior shot a two-under 70 to finish tied for 14th. The top-20 finish for Barr was her second of the season, and the round of 70 matched her career low.
Freshman Stephanie Godare recorded a final round 74 to finish the 54-hole tournament with a score of 225 to finish tied for 23rd. The 54-hole total and finish are both career bests. After firing a final round 75, sophomore D'Rae Ward finished 31st with a three-round score of 228. Freshman Traci Robison, who also made an impact on Sunday, fired a two-over 74 to finish 69th.
After the first round, the Frogs were in eighth place with a team score of 307. However, the Frogs came back with a round of 293 Saturday, climbing into fourth place with a 36-hole score of 600, 12 shots behind Furman. Both the final round 287 and the 54-hole score of 887 are season lows for the Frogs.
The Frogs will return to action November 1-3, when they participate in the Auburn Invitational.