Memphis Finishes Fourth at Conference USA Championship
April 20, 2010
HATTIESBURG, Miss.—The University of Memphis women’s golf team posted a season-low tournament total of 895 and finished fourth at the 2010 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship.
Alex Aläng led the Lady Tigers with career-low scores of 72-73-74 and finished seventh individually. Julia Hodgson recorded her first top-10 finish of the season by posting scores of 72-76-73 to finish in a tie for 10th at Canebrake Country Club.
Aläng posted three top-10 finishes this season. She finished eigth in both the CSU Wendy’s Invitational and the USA Lady Jaguar Invitational. All six golfers for the U of M posted top-10 finishes this season.
Marissa Steen finished in a tie for 25th place after posting rounds of 75-76-77. Steen, who was named to C-USA’s All-Academic team last week, had posted three straight to-five finishes coming into the C-USA Championship. Steen turned in six top-10 finishes throughout the season.
Kathleen Glavin, who was tied with Steen after two rounds, turned in a final round 80 and finished in a tie for 31st position. Sarah Mathews finished in a tie for 37th after carding rounds of 83-74-78.
The Lady Tigers posted a season-low tournament total of 895(295-298-302) and finished in fourth position, improving four spots on last year’s eighth place finish. The tournament total of 895 is also the lowest any Lady Tiger golf squad has ever posted in the Conference USA Championship.
“I’m thrilled with how we played,” said Memphis head coach Beth Harrelson. “We had a bit of a tough finish, but we all fought really hard this week. It’s great experience to build on, especially with all five players being freshmen or sophomores.”
Tulane posted a C-USA Championship record total of 858 to claim its second straight crown. The 27th-ranked team in the nation was led by medalist Ashley McKenney who fired a 3-under-par 210 (70-68-72).
This is just the second year the Green Wave’s program has been competing since having to suspend it in 2006 due to Hurricane Katrina. Tulane has now won back-to-back women’s golf crowns twice.
Tulane also won back-to-back C-USA titles in 2004 and 2005.
East Carolina finished in second place with a three-round total of 872 (296-288-288). The Pirates were led by Abby Bools who shot an even-par 71 in the final round to finish tied for second place (72-69-71--212). Tulsa netted an 889 (297-300-292) and claimed third place.