Lady Tigers in Fifth at Cincinnati Fall Classic
Sept. 20, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- Marissa Steen continued her strong play by carding scores of 77-74 to lead Memphis (313-314) into fifth place at the Cincinnati Fall Classic. Steen's day-one showing earned her a share of sixth place individually, trailing first-round leader Christina Marin (73-71--144) of Florida International by seven strokes.
Marin's performance helped catapult FIU (307-295--602) into the lead after two rounds of play at the par-72 6,136 yard Elks Run Golf Course. First-round leader Toledo is in second with scores of 304-299--603 on the first day. Penn State (305-306--611) and tournament-host Cincinnati (308-305--613) are the other two schools currently ahead of Memphis.
The Lady Tigers are seeking back-to-back victories after winning the Bobcat Invitational last week in Bozeman, Mont.
Sarah Mathews turned in scores of 80-76 to land in a tie for 21st position heading into tomorrow's final round. Alex Aläng, who was tied with Steen after one round, finished with a two-round total of 159 (77-82) and is in a tie for 41st position.
Kathleen Glavin is in a tie for 41st position after posting scores of 79-83. Ashley Kees, who had a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, finished in a tie for 52nd position with rounds of 82-82. Julia Hodgson was forced to withdraw after suffering an injury.
"It was a tough day out there with some rough conditions," Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson said. "We just have to come out tomorrow and play better."
The Lady Tigers will wrap up play tomorrow at the Cincinnati Fall Classic. Players will begin round three at 8:30 am (CDT) following a shotgun format.