Women's Golf Set To Begin Spring Campaign

Maria Maymon

Feb. 8, 2013

FORT WORTH -- The TCU women's golf team will open its spring season Sunday in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, at the 11th-annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

The tournament will take place at the par 72, 6,191-yard Greg Norman-designed River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort. Purdue is hosting the event. Play will begin with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. CST on Sunday and Monday and at 5:30 a.m. CST Tuesday. Live scoring is available at www.Golfstat.com.

TCU is competing in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic for the eighth time in nine seasons. The Horned Frogs finished 13th at last year's event.

TCU will be in action for the first time since Oct. 28-30, when it finished 13th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin. Katy Cardno was TCU's top performer with a career-low 227.

The Horned Frogs will be matched up with a handful of top-25 teams, including No. 6 Alabama, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 19 Purdue, No. 20 Texas Tech, No. 21 NC State, No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Iowa State. Also competing are Kentucky (28), Auburn (29), SMU (32), Indiana (36), Kent State, Michigan and Nebraska.

The Lady Puerto Rico Classic will mark the TCU debut of Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, who transferred from Rutgers prior to the semester. She was an All-Big East honoree as a freshman last season when she recorded seven top-10 finishes, including two tournament championships.

Other Horned Frogs headed to Puerto Rico are Cardno, Alexandra Bonetti, Maria Maymon and Sanna Nuutinen.

Bonetti, who carries a 76.9 stroke average, was one of just two Horned Frogs to play in all four fall tournaments.

Maymon, a freshman from Huixquilucan, Mexico, is third on TCU with a 76.0 mark. She improved her score in her first three collegiate tournaments, most recently with a 228 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. Nuutinen, who finished ninth with a 220 in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in mid-October, is second on the squad with a 75.7 stroke average.



Cardno will be the only senior among one junior, two sophomores and one freshman representing the Horned Frogs in Puerto Rico.
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