TCU Women Seventh After Day One in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TENN. (October 13, 2000) -- The TCU women's golf team stands in seventh place out of 15 teams after the first 18 holes of play at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the second tournament of the fall for the Lady Frogs, who are rated 19th in the country by the MasterCard collegiate rankings.

The freshman duo of Courtney Wood and Brooke Tull is boosting the Frogs, as both women are among the top 20 individuals after day one. After scorching the back nine for a 36, Wood is tied for 15th with a score of 76. Tull sits tied for 19th overall with a card of 77, including a 36 on the first nine holes.

Senior Brenda Anderson (79), junior Amy Sands (79) and sophomore Shannon Barr (84) complete the Horned Frogs roster. TCU shot a collective 311 for the first round, which is 23 shots over par.

Second-ranked Duke leads the 15-team field with a 12-over-par 300, two strokes ahead of fourth-ranked Tennessee (302). Of the 15 teams, seven are ranked in the most recent MasterCard Top 25 poll.

Play at the 5,985-yard, par-72 Gettysvue Polo Golf and Country Club continues tomorrow with 18 holes. The tournament concludes with Sunday's final round.

TEAM TOTALS: 1. Duke (300); 2. Tennessee (302); 3. Purdue (303); 4. LSU (304); 5. Swedish Jr. National (307); 6. Northwestern (308); 7. TCU (311); 8. New Mexico State (314); 9. Vanderbilt (318); 10. Mississippi State (319); 11. North Carolina (323); 12. Furman (324); 13. Kentucky (325); 14. Arkansas (326); 15. Mississippi (331).

TCU INDIVIDUAL TOTALS: T-15. Courtney Wood (40-36=76); T-19. Brooke Tull (36-41=77); T-35. Brenda Anderson (42-37=79); T-35. Amy Sands (35-44=79); T-58. Shannon Barr (41-43=84).



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