Lady Tiger Golf in 14th in Qdoba Invitational
Feb. 15, 2009
MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--The University of Memphis Women's Golf team is in 14th place after one round of play at the Qdoba Invitational. The tournament is being held at the Don Shula Golf Resort, with the University of Miami serving as the tournament's host school.
Freshman Marissa Steen fired an opening round 78 to pace the Lady Tigers and get herself into a tie for 40th. Senior Rachel Larson carded an 80, leaving her in a tie for 49th. Junior Leslie Grabeman opened with an 83, followed by freshman Kathleen Glavin who turned in a round of 86. Grabeman and Glavin are in a tie for 66th and 69th, respectively.
"I'm very proud of Marissa. She proved today that she worked hard during the break, and that work is clearly paying off," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson.
The Lady Tigers are facing their toughest competition of the year at the Qdoba Invitational, as nine of the 13 teams in the field are ranked in the top 100 in the nation.
"It's always good to play against such great competition," said Coach Harrelson. "Playing against teams like these will only do positive things for our team."
Georgia State, ranked #43 in the country, is in the lead of the team competition after one round. Their team score of 291 put them three strokes ahead of North Carolina State.
Ann Scott of Georgia State and Laura Anderson of Louisville are tied for first in the individual competition after each player fired an opening round 71.
The Lady Tigers will resume play tomorrow, February 16. Follow the action live at www.golfstat.com.