Trio of 76's Carries Lady Tigers into Third at Wendy's Invitational
Oct. 19, 2009
CHARLESTON, S.C.—The University of Memphis women’s golf team is in third place in the 2009 Wendy’s Invitational after three Lady Tigers carded 76’s in round one. Marissa Steen, Sarah Mathews, and Alex Aläng are all tied for ninth place individually. The tournament is being played at the Coosaw Creek Country Club with Charleston Southern serving as the host school.
“I’m very proud of the way everyone played today,” said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson. “They are really learning to believe in themselves, and it’s starting to show on the course.”
The Lady Tigers (309) are in third place overall, 11 shots behind first round leader, College of Charleston (298). Coastal Carolina (301) is in second.
“We are excited to get to play with the leaders tomorrow,” said Harrelson.
Olivia Jordan Higgins (Charleston Southern) leads the individual competition after firing a one-under-par 70 in the opening round. Kathy Boehm (College of Charleston) and Jessica Alexander (Coastal Carolina) are three shots back in second after firing first round 73’s.
The final round of the 2009 Wendy's Invitational will be played Tuesday, with a 7:45 a.m. start.