Lady Tigers in 10th Place after First Day of Baylor Tournament
March 24, 2005
BOERNE, Texas - Scoring an opening round 323 (+35) on Thursday, the University of Memphis women's golf team is in 10th place at the fifth annual Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout.
The Lady Tigers were led by sophomores Stacey Tate and Meghan Mahoney who both finished in the top 30 individually. Tate shot a 6-over-par 78 in the first round of the three-day tournament after scoring a 36 in the front nine. She finished tied for 22nd while Mahoney ended the day in a tie for 27th with a seven-over-par 79.
Sophomore Ashley Burross made her first tournament appearance of the 2004-05 season. The Scottsdale, Arizona native is tied for 70th place with a 85 (13-over). Burross appeared in seven tournaments last year, averaging an 88.4 round average.
Host Baylor shot a seven-over-par 295 Thursday and holds a six-stroke lead over Michigan after the first round. Michigan freshman Isabelle Grendreau shot a 36-35 Thursday to lead the field of 98 with a one-under 71 through the first round.
Trailing Baylor and Michigan (301) in the team standings is Oklahoma, 11 strokes back after carding a first-round 306. SMU stands fourth with a 314, and UTEP is in fifth at 315. Rounding out the top 10 are Texas Tech (sixth place - 316), Florida International (seventh place - 321) and Arkansas Little Rock and Eastern Michigan (eighth place tie - 322). The field of 18 teams includes five schools ranked among the nation's Top 50 according to Golfstat.com.
The 2005 Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout continues with a second round Friday of 18 holes beginning at 7:45 a.m. CST at Tapatio Springs Golf Resort, a 6,007-yard, par 72 course.