Lady Tigers Finish Eighth in Lady Eagle Invitational
March 24, 2009
Kathleen Glavin fired a final round 76, the lowest round of her career as a Lady Tiger, to lead the University of Memphis women's golf team to an eighth place finish at the Lady Eagle Invitational. Her 76 lifted her to the first top-20 showing of her career, finishing in 12th place.
The Canebreak Golf Club caused problems for many of the golfers Tuesday, as the scoring average for the field was nearly 82 strokes. However, Glavin was able to do her damage by staying consistent throughout the tournament and scoring well on par threes. Out of 36 holes, she was able to par 20 of them, ranking her in the top-10 in the field in that category.
"Kathleen really made me proud today," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson. "Her performance just shows her continued drive to get better through hard work."
Marissa Steen posted a second round 81, which left her just outside of the top-20 at 23rd. Rachel Larson also narrowly missed the top-20, finishing in a tie for 27th after firing a final round 81. Leslie Grabeman finished in 46th after a final round 85. Caitlin McDonald tallied an 86, the lowest round of her career at Memphis, to finish in 55th.
Memphis totaled a two-day team score of 651 (328-323) at the Canebreak Golf Club, good for eighth place.
"Overall, I know we could have played better in this event," said Coach Harrelson. "But, we will just go back and practice to get ready for the next event."
Southern Miss (597) held on to win the overall team competition, defeating South Alabama (612) by 15 strokes. Belmont (616), Jackson State (623), and West Florida (633) rounded out the top-five.
Lorrie Warren of Belmont (143) defeated Samantha Holt (144) of Southern Miss by one stroke in the individual competition.
The Lady Tigers will next compete on April 3-5, when they participate in the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate hosted by Ole Miss.