Lady Tigers Improve to 13th in Qdoba Invitational
Feb. 16, 2009
MIAMI LAKES, Fla.—Senior Rachel Larson fired a second round 75 to help the University of Memphis women’s golf team improve to 13th place at the Qdoba Invitational. The tournament is being played at the Don Shula Golf Resort with the University of Miami serving as the tournament’s host school.
Larson is seeking her third straight top-20 finish dating back to last fall. She is currently in a tie for 28th with a two day total of 155. Freshman Marissa Steen carded a second round 80, giving her a two round total of 158 and leaving her in a tie for 44th. Leslie Grabeman posted a second consecutive 83, and Kathleen Glavin turned in an 84. The two are in 66th and 70th place, respectively.
“As I said coming into the tournament, I expected Rachel to have a solid showing,” said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson. “Her feel around the green has been great, along with the rest of her game, and it really showed out there today.”
Larson is the team’s lone senior, and is seeking her 15th career top-20 finish. The best finish of her career was a tie for fifth at the 2006 Wildcat Fall Invitational. Her second round 75 also tied her lowest round of last fall, which came at the Lady Red Wolf Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.
The Lady Tigers fired a team total of 322 on day two, leaving them with a two round team total of 649, good for 13th place.
Georgia State, the #43 ranked team in the nation, held on to the lead in the team competition, posting a team total of 299 on day two to give them a two round total of 590. The #16 team in the country, Louisville, fired a second day team total of 296—the lowest of any team on day two—to pass North Carolina State and get into second place. Louisville has a two round total of 595, leaving them just five back of Georgia State.
There is now a three-way tie for the top individual spot in the competition, as Laura Anderson of Louisville, Iliska Verwey of Georgia State, and Cindy LaCrosse of Louisville all posted two round totals of 146.
The University of Memphis women’s golf team will wrap up its play at the Qdoba Invitational tomorrow, February 17th when the third round tees off. Follow all the action as it unfolds at www.golfstat.com.