Lady Tigers Drop to 11th at Ann Rhoads Invitational
Sept. 19, 2005
For Immediate Release
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Memphis women's golf team struggled in the second round of the Alabama-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate on Monday, dropping four places to No. 11.
Memphis scored a 317 to bring its 36-hole total to 630, 54 strokes above par on the 72-par course at the Ol' Colony Golf Complex. Augusta State continues to lead the 16-team event with a 590. The Jaguars held a one-shot edge over Alabama after the initial 18 holes of play, but increased that advantage to 12 shots after carding a 293 in the second round. Birmingham Southern is in third place with Mississippi State and UNC-Wilmington rounding out the top five.
In the second day of the tournament the Lady Tigers were led by junior Stacey Tate and freshman Kayla Stewart who both fired a 5-over-par 77. Tate, a native of New Zealand, is tied for 12th individually with a 7-over 74-77--151. A Cookeville, Tenn., native, Stewart jumped three places in the standings and sits at a tie for 42nd with an 80-77--157.
Freshman Rachel Larson (83-78--161) improved her first round total by five strokes, scoring a 78 on Monday. The Longmont, Colo., native had the highest gain individually, raising nine places to 54th. She is tied with junior Cameron Barber (76-85--161) who struggled in the second round after shooting a career best 76 on Sunday. Junior Ashley Burross rounds out the Lady Tigers squad with a 86-86--172.
Garrett Phillips of Augusta State stands in first place in the individual standings with a 36-hole tally of 139, five strokes better than second-place Michelle Jarman of UNC-Wilmington. An Alabama player has won the individual title in each of the two previous Ann Rhoads Invitationals.
The final round of the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate is Tuesday. Play is slated to begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate Dates: 09/18-09/20, 2005 Round: 2 Par-Yardage: 72-6033