Kathleen Glavin Leads Lady Tigers into 9th Place at the Lady Eagle Invitational
March 23, 2009
Kathleen Glavin fired an opening round 79 at the Lady Eagle Invitational to lead the University of Memphis's women's golf team into 9th place. Glavin finished the day in 18th individually.
On a day in which no one scored under par and the scoring average for the field was over 80, Glavin was able to put together a solid round and put herself into position for her first top-20 finish. She did most of her damage on the par three's, going one-under-par on those holes.
"I'm extremely proud of Kathleen," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson. "She dug in out there today, dealt with the windy conditions and just played very consistently."
Marissa Steen carded an opening round 80 to finish the day just outside of the top-20 at 21st. Rachel Larson recovered from a rough front nine to post an 82, good for a 28th. Leslie Grabeman and Caitlin McDonald turned in rounds of 87 and 99, respectively.
"Marissa is very close to putting everything together," said Coach Harrelson. "She burned the edges on about 10 putts today. I definitely think she will get some of those to fall tomorrow and play well."
Memphis totaled a 328 score at the Canebrake Golf Club, good for ninth place.
Belmont's Laurie Warren holds in the individual lead after firing an even-par 71. She was the only golfer to finish even par or better. Holt is in second-place, and Nilsson and Sohlberg, along with Nina Offenberg of South Alabama, are in third-place.
Southern Miss leads the team overall competition. Belmont is in second with 304 strokes. South Alabama finished with 308 strokes to sit in third, while Nicholls State is in fourth with 314. West Florida and Jackson State are tied for fifth place with 315 strokes.
McNeese State is in seventh-place with 325 strokes, followed by DePauw (326), Memphis (328) and Kentucky Wesleyan (342).
The tournament finishes tomorrow with the final round. Play begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.