Women's Golf Begins Spring Schedule in Florida
Feb. 18, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's golf team swings into its spring season on Monday, competing in the fourth annual Miccosukee Women's Championship in Miami, Fla.
The two-day, 54-hole tournament is hosted by Florida International University at the Miccosukee Country Club. The U of M is a first-time participant at the event, which will be held on a par 73, 5,919 yard course. The teams will compete in a 36-hole format on Monday and shoot the final 18 on Tuesday. The 18-team field includes: #25 Washington State, #38 Iowa State, Bradley, Campbell, Citadel, Colorado, Denver, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Georgia State, Richmond, Wisconsin, Xavier, Maryland, Toledo, UCF and Daytona Beach Community College.
It is the second tournament hosted by FIU that the Lady Tigers have competed in this season. In the fall, Memphis took seventh out of 16 teams at the Pat Bradley Invitational with sophomore Stacey Tate leading the way with a fifth place individual finish.
In her first collegiate season, Tate leads the team with a 75.9 fall average. The Auckland, New Zealand native has finished in the top five in three of her first five tournaments. Meghan Mahoney, a sophomore from Nantucket, Mass., is second on the team with a 77.5 stroke average followed by sophomore Kathryn O'Rourke, a native of Holmes, N.Y., with a 79.5 average. As a team, the Lady Tigers averaged a 313.4 round average, 18.6 strokes lower than last year's 2003-04 average. Memphis' lowest round this season is a 303, which they accomplished twice. The low is 15 strokes better than last year's season team best.