Lady Tigers Look to Build on Recent Success
March 25, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- The University of Memphis women's golf team will travel to Crystal River, Fla. to compete in the Cincinnati Spring Invitational March 26-27.
The tournament consists of 54 holes (36 Thursday and 18 Friday) and will follow a shotgun format both days. The Plantation Inn Golf Course, par-72, 6,079 yards, is the site of the tournament.
18 teams are set to compete in the event: Cincinnati, Dartmouth, Embry-Riddle, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida Southern, Houston Baptist, Hofstra, Illinois, Jacksonville University, Memphis, Montana, Ohio University, Rutgers, South Dakota State, St. Andrews, Stetson, and UAB.
The Lady Tigers look to build off their victory in the USA Lady Jaguar Invitational on March 2. Marissa Steen led Memphis by capturing medalist honors with rounds of 75-73-74. She defeated Lauren Cate (Stetson) on the first hole of a playoff to claim the individual title.
The title was the second of the season for the Lady Tigers and the second under Coach Beth Harrelson. Memphis also won the 2009 UAB Fall Beach Blast. It is the first time the women's golf program has won two or more tournaments in the same season since 1996-97, when they won the Memphis Women's Invitational, the Lady Panther Invitational, and the Conference USA Championship.
Even with all the success this season, Harrelson still expects her team to continue to improve and strive for more success. She hopes the experience from victories at the UAB Fall Beach Blast and the USA Lady Jaguar Invitational will translate into confidence and momentum this week.
"We just want to continue to build on our recent strong play," said Harrelson. "Everyone is really starting to believe in themselves, and I think we'll see that on the course this week."