Lady Tiger Golf Finishes Seventh at Ross Resorts Invitational
Oct. 28, 2008
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.--Freshman Marissa Steen carded a final round 80 to lead the University of Memphis women's golf team to a seventh place finish at the Ross Resorts Invitational. The tournament was held at the par-72, 6,114 yard Pine Needles Golf Course.
Steen's final round 80 gave her a three-round total of 235 (78-77-80) and left her in a tie for 11th. Senior Rachel Larson closed with a final round of 78 to finish in a tie for 19th. Leslie Grabeman fired rounds of 83-81-82 to tie for 27th. Freshman Kathleen Glavin fired a three-round total of 251 (84-85-82), leaving her in a tie for 40th. Caitlin McDonald improved by nine shots in the final round, shooting a 98 and finishing in 50th.
Steen was in seventh place after two rounds, leaving her in prime position to pick up her third-consecutie top-10 finish. However, cold temperatures and tough course conditions made it difficult to score in the final round.
"Marissa went out there today and gave it her best. Conditions weren't the best, but she made the best of the situation, and I'm proud of her for it," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson.
Nova Southeastern won the team competition, firing a three-round total of 929 (311-307-311) to beat Illinois State by eight shots. Stacey Miller won the individual competition by firing rounds of 76-75-74.
This was Memphis's last competition of the fall. They will resume action on Feb. 14 of next year when they travel to Miami, Fla. to compete in the University of Miami's tournament.