@MemphisWGolf Finishes in First Place at USA Women's Invitational
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Feb. 25, 2014

Team

Final Results

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Memphis women’s golf team finished in first place at the USA Women’s Invitational at the Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.

Memphis finished the USA Women’s Invitational with a team score of 905 (300-304-301), claiming a two-shot victory over Jacksonville State. South Alabama (310-300-299 – 909), Troy (298-309-308 – 915) and Samford (300-306-312 – 918) rounded out the top five on the team leaderboard.

The team championship is the first for the Lady Tigers since winning the 2013 Lady Eagle Invitational, and the ninth team tournament victory under head coach Beth Harrelson. That mark stands as the most tournament titles under one head coach in program history.

Individually, freshman Leighann Cabush captured the individual title, finishing at +4 (73-73-74 – 220). Cabush finished two strokes ahead of Jacksonville State’s Anne Kathrin Albrecht to claim the victory. The 54-hole mark of 220 is a career best for Cabush, and she becomes the first individual medalist for Memphis since Alex Aläng captured the individual title at the Lady Eagle Invitational last season.

Cabush finished with three birdies in her final round, and posted pars on her last five holes of Tuesday’s round to claim the victory. The freshman is the ninth individual to medal in Harrelson’s six years in charge of the program.

Sophomore Julia Gerlach shot a 228 (77-80-71) to finish tied for 12th, the best finish of her Memphis career. Gerlach’s one-under par 71 on Tuesday was a career-best 18-hole score, and also the lowest final round score of any of the 83 competitors in the field. Gerlach was a model of consistency on Tuesday, finishing her final round with 17 pars and one birdie.

Shelby Sain posted the third top-20 finish of her career, and second of this season, after finishing the event with a 231 (74-74-83).

Junior Ashley Kees carded her third top-30 finish of the season after shooting a 234 (76-77-81), and Ashleigh Whisenant posted a 240 (77-88-75) for the Lady Tigers.

Memphis returns to the course at the Lady Eagle Invitational in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Mar. 10-11.

TEAM LEADERBOARD (Final) 1 2 3 Total MEMPHIS LEADERBOARD To Par 1 2 3 Total
1 Memphis +41 300 304 301 905 1 Leighann Cabush +4 73 73 74 220
2 Jacksonville State +43 303 300 304 907 T12 Julia Gerlach +12 77 80 71 228
3 South Alabama +45 310 300 299 909 T20 Shelby Sain +15 74 74 83 231
4 Troy +51 298 309 308 915 T27 Ashley Kees +18 76 77 81 234
5 Samford +54 300 306 312 918 T47 Ashleigh Whisenant +24 77 88 75 240
6 Eastern Kentucky +55 309 305 305 919
7 Arkansas-Little Rock +66 316 305 309 930
8 Louisiana-Monroe +69 315 308 310 933
9 Alabama State +73 311 308 318 937
10 Southern Illinois +74 310 312 316 938
11 Western Kentucky +80 318 311 315 944
T12 New Orleans +117 328 326 327 981
T12 UAB +117 326 322 333 981
14 Spring Hill College +177 332 347 362 1041
15 Jackson State +193 363 340 354 1057

 

 

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