Tate Climbs Eight Spots in Second Round at Baylor Tournament
March 25, 2005
BOERNE, Texas - Shooting a 3-over-par 75 in the second round of the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout on Friday, University of Memphis sophomore Stacey Tate jumped into the top 14 individually.
Although Tate (78-75--153) moved up eight in the standings from 22nd place in the first round, the Lady Tigers fell four spots in the second day of the three-day tournament, dropping from 10 to14. Memphis (323-326--649) lost one of its top performers in the round when sophomore Meghan Mahoney was forced to withdraw due to injury. Mahoney shot a 7-over 79 on Thursday. It is the third tournament she has withdrawn from this season.
In her first tournament of the season, sophomore Ashley Burross shaved five strokes off her first round total, placing her in second on the Memphis team and tied for 55th place individually. Burross shot a 8-over 80 on Friday with a two-round total of 161. The 80 round is the lowest of her career in eight tournaments. Burross came into the tournament averaging an 88.4.
Baylor was led by junior Josefin Svenningsson, who turned in a tournament-best two-under 70 Friday and leads the individual field of 98 by three strokes with a two-round two-under 142. SMU sophomore Laura Cross matched Svenningsson's two-under 70 in the second round and stands tied for third at two-over 144 with Baylor junior Meredith Jones (73-73--146). Oklahoma freshman Heather Wright is second at one-over 145.
Baylor shot a team three-over-par 291 Friday and extended its lead to 15 strokes over second-place Michigan. Trailing Baylor (295-291--586) and Michigan (301-300--601) in the team standings is SMU (314-296--610), 24 strokes back after shooting a second-round 296 Friday. Oklahoma stands fourth at 617 and Florida International and Texas Tech are tied in fifth place at 628. Rounding out the top 10 are UTEP (seventh place - 638), Arkansas-Little Rock and Wisconsin (eighth place tie - 639) and Eastern Michigan and Toledo (10th place tie - 642).
The field of 18 teams includes five schools ranked among the nation's Top 50 according to Golfstat.com (No. 24 Michigan, No. 29 SMU, No. 38 Baylor, No. 42 Oklahoma and No. 50 Texas Tech).
The 2005 Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout concludes with a third and final round of 18 holes Saturday beginning at 7:30 a.m. CST at Tapatio Springs Golf Resort, a 6,007-yard, par 72 course located 20 miles northwest of San Antonio.
Par: 72 Yardage: 6007