Lady Tiger Golfers Improve in Second Round of UNLV Spring Invitational
March 15, 2005
HENDERSON, Nev. - The University of Memphis women's golf team shaved nine points off its first round total on Tuesday at the UNLV Spring Invitational as winds calmed down at the Black Mountain Golf and Country Club.
Although improving, the Lady Tigers dropped to 16th place in the 18 team field with a 336-327--663 (+87) through the first two rounds of the three-round tournament. Four of the five Memphis golfers bested their first round score. Sophomore Stacey Tate once again led the Tigers with a 6-over-par 78, placing her in a tie for 35th place. Tate birdied on the seventh hole of the second round and through 36 holes is 82-78--160 (+16).
Junior Bernie Rosero shot a second round 83 (+11) placing her along with sophomore Meghan Mahoney in a tie for 71st place. Sophomore Cameron Barber had the team's second best score on Tuesday, shooting a 10-over-par 82 after scoring an 87 (+15) in the first round. Barber is tied for 76th place with an 87-82--169.
Leading the tournament is Cassandra Kirkland of Arizona after she shot a three-under 69 for the low round of the tournament thus far. Kirkland's strong second round brought her back to even par for the invitational (75-69-144). Kirkland leads Catalina Marin of USC by two strokes after she posted her second straight 73 for a total of 146 (+2). Eileen Vargas of Pepperdine is third (74-75-149, +5), Heather Olmstead of Nevada, Reno is fourth (80-70-150, +6).
USC has five players in the top 25 and leads after two rounds of the tournament with a team total of 605 (+29). Arizona is in second place (610, +34) followed by Pepperdine (619, +43) and UNLV (621, +45).
Wednesday's final round is set to tee off at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on the first and 10th holes on the par-72, 6,009-yards course.
Black Mountain Golf and Country Club -- Par 72 -- 6,009 yards