Lady Tigers Finish 19th at LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic
March 18, 2007
BATON ROUGE, La. - Memphis concluded the third and final round of the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic in Baton Rouge, La. today, finishing in 19th place. Two golfers earned top-50 finishes in the tournament.
The Lady Tigers shot an 85-over par score of 949, with the lowest round coming in the third round. Memphis played their best golf in the final round, where they scored a 306. In the first round, the team shot a 326, and in the second round, they reported a 317.
Dawn-Marie Conaty was the lowest finisher for the Lady Tigers, reporting a 12-over-par score of 228. The junior tied for 36th after having a stellar performance in the final round to boost her from 62nd place. She shot a 71 in the third round, a big improvement from 80 in the second and 77 in the first.
The second lowest finisher for Memphis, just one stroke behind Conaty, was Stacey Tate. The senior golfer shot a 13-over-par score of 229, with her best performance coming in the second round. She shot 74 in the second round, 77 in the first and 78 in the final. Tate averaged 4.83 (-2) on par five scoring, earning her a spot on the leader board. She finished 43rd, after starting day three in 24th place.
Rachel Larson shot a 29-over-par score of 245, earning her a 93rd place finish. Larson was able to improve after starting day three in 98th place. She was able to improve after having her best performance of the tournament in the final round, shooting a 77. The sophomore shot an 87 in the first round, followed by an 81 in the second round.
Junior golfer Meghan Mahoney finished in 103rd place, shooting a 37-over-par score of 253. She put on her best performance of the tournament in the second round, reporting an 82. Mahoney shot an 87 in the first round and an 84 in the final.
Kathryn O'Rourke shot a 39-over-par score of 255, giving her 106th place. O'Rourke shot her best round in the final round of the tournament, where she scored an 80. Her first round score was 85, followed by a 90 in the second.
The winner of the tournament was Duke, reporting an 8-over-par score of 872 (298-288-286). Vanderbilt finished second with a 14-over-par score of 878, followed by Auburn in third with a 15-over-par score of 879. Amanda Blumenherst of Duke was the medalist for the tournament, reporting a 9-under-par score of 207.
Memphis will be back in action April 2-3 at the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, Ga. Last year, the Lady Tigers took second place in the tournament and Stacey Tate was the medalist.
19 Memphis 949 (326-317-306)