TCU women's golf returns to action

Elin Emanuelsson

Elin Emanuelsson

Sept. 22, 2005

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's golf team returns to action Monday when it competes at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.

The 54-hole tournament will be held at the par 73, 6,069-yard UNM Championship Course. The facility is the site of the 2008 NCAA Division I Women's Golf National Championships.

The 18-team field includes BYU, Baylor, California, Colorado State, Hawaii, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Ohio State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, South Carolina, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UNLV, USC and UTEP.

"We need to come out of this tournament with a lot of confidence," Horned Frogs coach Angie Larkin said. "I'm going to talk to our team about carrying their TCU bag with pride and confidence and representing TCU in a winning manner."

In their opening fall tournament, the Frogs placed eighth at the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wis. (Sept. 11-12). Camille Blackerby, a junior from Breckenridge, Texas, was the top TCU performer. Her 72 on the final round earned her a tie for 14th individually.

TCU placed ninth at last year's Dick McGuire Invitational. Elin Emanuelsson shot a career-low 73 on the final round, while Blackerby carded a 6-over-par 225 to place 22nd.

"Three of our girls played this course last year," Larkin said. "There are a lot of positives going into it, but we just have to take care of business. One of the things we've talked a lot about this week is confidence."

TCU will be represented by Blackerby, Emanuelsson, Carrie Morris, Catherine Matranga and Kaylin Isler, a true freshman from Southlake, Texas, playing in her first collegiate tournament.

"It takes all five players to be successful," Larkin said. "It's important for all five to know that."

Following the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, TCU will return to action Oct. 10-11 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan.



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