Tate Among Top 50 Golfers to Watch
Sept. 6, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- After a breakthrough junior season and a summer full of solid competition, University of Memphis golfer Stacey Tate was honored by Golf World Magazine as one of the Top 50 Female Players to Watch for 2006-07.
Tate was honored in the magazine's Sept. 1 issue following a summer that saw her qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur and advance to the first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Public Links. Tate also had a stellar spring season, netting three first-place finishes in five tournaments and tying for third at the C-USA Championships.
"Having someone of Stacey's caliber is incredible. With the spring that she had, she really got her name out there," head coach Jenny Bruun said. "She's accomplished a lot of things that most college players don't get the chance to accomplish. I really feel like she's just started to peak, and I'm really excited for her this year."
Tate returns to Memphis this year after leading the team with a 74.1 stroke average and seven top-20 finishes. In two seasons with the Tigers, the Auckland, New Zealand, native has 12 top-20 finishes with a stroke average of 75.4.
The Lady Tigers will get their fall season under way when they travel to Madison, Wis. to participate in the Wisconsin Lady Badger Invitational Sept. 10 and 11.