Tate Within Three at C-USA Championship
April 17, 2006
For Immediate Release
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Stacey Tate drew within three strokes of the leader in the second round of the Conference USA Championship on Monday as the University of Memphis women's golf team showed improvement while remaining in sixth place.
Tate shot an even-par 72 in the second of three rounds to bring her 36-hole total to a 2-over 146. The junior from New Zealand is tied for fourth in the tournament held at the Ironwood Country Club. UTEP's Gerina Mendoza and SMU's Jennifer Ackerson lead the tournament with a 1-under 143.
The Lady Tigers shot a 304 in the second round and have a 614 total. Tournament host East Carolina jumped into the lead with a 294 to bring its 36-hole total to 591. The Pirates have a five-stroke lead over SMU and Tulsa. Day one leader UTEP is tied with UCF for fourth place at 597. Marshall, UAB and Southern Miss round out the nine-team tournament and are all tied at seventh with a 637.
Freshman Rachel Larson improved by seven strokes from her first round total and carded the U of M's second lowest score in the second day with a 76. Larson is tied for 33rd with a 159 along with senior teammate Bernie Rosero who shot a 78 on Monday. Sophomore Dawn-Marie Conaty is second on the team with a 36-hole 156 and is tied for 25th, while junior Kathryn O'Rourke is tied for 28th with a 157.
Memphis will compete in the final round of the tournament on Tuesday.
C-USA Women's Championship