Lady Tiger Golf Closes Year With 21st Place Finish At NCAA West Regional
May 12, 2007
ST. GEORGE, Utah - The 2006-07 campaign was a magical ride for the University of Memphis women's golf team, but it came to an end on Saturday in the final round of the NCAA West Regional, hosted by BYU at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club. The Lady Tigers, who captured the 2007 Conference USA Championships title in late April, shot a third-round 343 to finish with a regional team score of 975 for 21st-place.
As she did throughout the regional, Stacey Tate shot a final round, 9-over par 80 to finish in a tie for 34th place. Tate completed the regional with a three-round total of 14-over par 227.
After shooting an 8-over par second round, Rachel Larson posted a final round, 14-over par performance to finish in a tie for 95th place (251 three-round total). Dawn-Marie Conaty placed 93rd (249 three-round total), while Kathryn O'Rourke placed 103rd (255 three-round total).
Oklahoma State, ranked No. 11 in the nation, and Stanford, ranked No. 16 in the country, tied for the NCAA West Region title with a three-round team total of 874 (22-over par). Those two squads -- along with No. 2 Arizona State, No. 18 Denver, No. 14 BYU, No. 30 UC Irvine, No. 5 Pepperdine and No. 17 New Mexico - advanced to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, which are to be held May 22-25 at the LPGA Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Also advancing to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships were the two top individual finishers not on teams that advanced. Those two golfers were Long Beach State's Kay Hoey (7-over par 220) and New Mexico State's Lehua Wise (10-over par 223).
Oklahoma State's Pernilla Lindberg won the NCAA West Regional individual title with a three-round, 7-under par 206.
For full results of the NCAA West Regional, go to www.golfstat.com.