Lady Tigers Open Spring Golf Schedule in Florida
Feb. 20, 2006
For Immediate Release
MIAMI, Fla. - The University of Memphis women's golf team opens up its spring schedule at the Pat Bradley Women's Championship hosted by Florida International University beginning Tuesday.
Junior Stacey Tate leads the Lady Tigers in the No. 1 spot. The Auckland, New Zealand native tied for 13th individually in the tournament in 2005 and leads the team with a 76.5 fall average. Tate has two top 10 finishes this season and owns a low round and personal best 70, which she shot at the Wildcat Fall Invitational.
Earning the No. 2 position is freshman Rachel Larson. Larson had the Lady Tigers third best fall average with a 79.7. The Longmont, Colo., native was one of two freshmen to compete in all four fall tournaments. Her best finish was a 35th place tie at the Wildcat Fall Invite where she carded a three-round 232.
Transfer Dawn-Marie Conaty will compete in the third spot after joining Memphis during the break from North Carolina State. The Dublin, Ireland, native will compete for the first time at the collegiate varsity level after participating in six tournaments at NC State as a junior varsity individual. Conaty's best finish came in 2004 at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational where she tied for second after shooting a career low 71.
Rounding out the Lady Tiger rotation are freshman Kayla Stewart and senior Bernie Rosero. Stewart has competed in ever Memphis tournament this season and is averaging a 79.8. Rosero will compete in her first tournament of the season after participating in nine tournaments as a junior transfer in 2004-05. She has a career 81.4 average.
Twenty teams will compete in the par-73, 5,957 yard tournament held at the Rio Pinar Country Club. Among the field are five top 50 teams including No. 31 Augusta State, No. 35 BYU, No. 41 Denver, No. 44 Georgia State and No. 49 Maryland. Other teams competing are Barry, Bethune-Cookman, Elon, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Ohio, Richmond, The Citadel, Toledo, Troy, UCF, UNC-Greensboro, Washington State and Wofford. Last season, Memphis, who is ranked No. 101, tied for 15th out of 18 teams.
The teams will compete in 36 holes on Tuesday with a final 18-hole third round on Wednesday.