Lady Tigers Post 322 in Second Round at Lady Paladin Invitational
Sept. 19, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C.--Dealing with inclement weather all day, the University of Memphis women's golf team battled through the tough conditions to post a team score of 322 on day two at the Lady Paladin Invitational. The event is being hosted by Furman and is being held at the Furman University course.
"Though we didn't improve as much as I thought we would, I'm still proud of the way we fought out there," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson.
Leslie Grabeman still leads the way for the Tigers, sitting at 160 (+16) through two rounds of competition. Marissa Steen rebounded with a second-round 78, the lowest of any Lady Tiger, after carding a first round 83. She is currently in a tie for 52nd with Kathleen Glavin, who posted an eight-over-par 80 on day two. Sarah Mathews is in 80th after rounds of 82-85. Alex Aläng was disqualified after signing an incorrect scorecard.
"Marissa played much better out there today," said Coach Harrelson. "I still think she can do a lot better on this course, but she took steps in the right direction today."
2008 Division II National Champions Nova Southeastern (306-305) maintained its lead by firing a team score of 305 in the second round. Campbell (315-300) improved its score by 15 strokes in round two to jump into second place. Furman is six strokes back in third place after posting a Saturday-low 297.
Sandra Changkija of Nova Southeastern leads the individual competition with a two-day total of 147 (75-72). Stefanie Koyer of Furman(76-73) and Mary Mattson(77-72) of Campbell are two strokes back in second.
The final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational will being tomorrow, September 20, at 9 a.m. A shotgun start is scheduled. Follow the action live at www.golfstat.com.
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