Preview: Maryb S. Kauth Invitational


Brooke McDougald
Oct. 21, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women’s golf team returns to action Sunday when it begins play at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational in San Antonio.

The three-day, 54-hole event will take place at the par 72, 6,450-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club.

The Event
Previously called the Alamo Invitational, the Horned Frogs are playing in the tournament for a fifth straight fall. TCU has had past success at the event. Last year, led by Emmy Martin’s TCU-record tying 54-hole score of 210, 6 under par, the Horned Frogs posted their second-best tournament score in school history with an even-par 864. It trailed only the 859 at the 2008 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. TCU tied a school mark with a 7-under-par 281 in second-round play before a final round 3-under 285 equaled the ninth-best score. Overall, the Horned Frogs finished fifth.

In tying for sixth individually last year, Martin became the second Horned Frog (Kelly McGovern) with a career-best 67 in the tournament. Annika Clark eagled the par 4, 383-yard 16th hole in final-round play.

In 2010, TCU took home the team championship with Brooke Beeler the individual medalist. In 2014, Chaney Uhles carded a hole-in-one in final-round play.

The Field
In addition to TCU and host UTSA, the 14-team field includes Arkansas, Auburn, Denver, Houston, Kansas State, Maryland, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas State and Texas Tech.

How to Follow
Live scoring is available at BirdieFire.com. Sunday’s opening round for TCU begins at 11 a.m.

Quotable
“We have had a great three weeks of preparation in all areas of our games,” TCU head women’s golf coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said. “I am excited to see this team compete and play to win. It’s always fun to play in Texas with such awesome fan support. We are looking forward to playing at Briggs Ranch this week. It is such a beautiful golf course with lots of birdie opportunities.”

The Lineup
TCU’s lineup will be Emmy Martin, Annika Clark, Grace Do, Brooke McDougald and Greta Bruner. Additionally, Yeji Shin will compete as an individual.

Noting the Horned Frogs
Emmy Martin, ranked 60th nationally by Golfstat, has a team-best 71.3 stroke average. The Odessa, Fla., native was seventh at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 1-under 215. The lone senior in the lineup, Martin has shot par or better in four of six rounds this season.

Annika Clark has a pair of top-20 results this fall. The junior from Highlands, Texas, is second on TCU with a 71.5 mark. She carded a career-low 68 and tied a school record with a 54-hole score of 210 to lead the Horned Frogs to a seventh-place finish at the Jim West Challenge.

Brooke McDougald and Grace Do have 75.0 and 75.8 stroke averages, respectively, through two tournaments. Do is the Horned Frogs’ lone freshman.

Greta Bruner and Yeji Shin will be making their TCU debuts. Bruner, a sophomore from The Woodlands, Texas, came to TCU after playing in all 11 tournaments at Tulsa last year. She led the Golden Hurricane with a 73.9 stroke average and won the Dale McNamara Invitational as part of eight top-25 performances, including seven among the top 15. Shin, a Norwood, N.J., native, played the previous two seasons at Georgia Southern.

 

 

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