Lady Tigers in First Place at Bobcat Invitational
Sept. 7, 2010
BOZEMAN, Mont.--The University of Memphis women's golf team fired the lowest round in team history to claim first place after one round of competition at the 2010 Bobcat Invitational.
Led by junior Marissa Steen's even-par 71, the Lady Tigers posted a program-low score of 291 at Riverside Country Club. Steen is in first place on the individual leaderboard, which features five Memphis players in the top-ten and all six in the top-20.
"This is a testament to how hard everyone has worked," said Memphis head coach Beth Harrelson. "We had a strong finish to last season, and this proves that everyone did their part over the summer to come back stronger than ever."
Steen is seeking the second individual title of her career after claiming medalist honors last season at the USA Lady Jaguar classic. Her opening round 71 is the second lowest total of her career.
Julia Hodgson turned in a career-low, one-over-par 72 to land in second place individually. Ashley Kees, making her collegiate debut competing as an individual, recovered from a second hole double-bogey to post an opening round score of 73. She is in a tie for third position with teammate Sarah Mathews.
Memphis (291) leads second-place Cal State Fullerton (303) by 12 strokes, followed by Montana State (311). Idaho State (313), Utah Valley State (314), and Portland (318) round out the field.
The Bobcat Invitational continues tomorrow, Sept. 8 at Riverside Country Club in Bozeman, Mont.