Lady Tiger Golf in 11th After First Two Rounds of Cincinnati Fall Classic
Sept. 16, 2008
Junior Leslie Grabeman fired rounds of 78-76 for a two-day total of 154 to help lead the Lady Tigers to 11th place at the Cincinnati Fall Classic Monday. The tournament is being held at the 6,207-yard, par 72 Elk Run Golf Course, with the University of Cincinnati serving as the event's host.
"I'm very proud of my team, despite our struggles in the first two rounds. Like I've said before, this is going to be a rebuilding year and there are going to be some rough times. Regardless, I'm extremely proud of the way my girls carried themselves today. They continued to put forth their best effort and stay positive despite going through some adversity," said Lady Tiger Head Coach Beth Harrelson.
The Lady Tigers were forced to deal with bad weather all day, enduring numerous rain delays and other adversity. They also had no power at their hotel, with limited running water.
"I was shocked when we got here to find out the state of our hotel. However, we just had to roll with it, and I'm proud of our girls for enduring all these difficulties," said Harrelson.
The Lady Tigers shot a two-day total of 707 and are in 11th place.
Georgia State leads the field with 18 holes remaining after turning in a 14-over par 589. Augusta State is 12 shots back in second place after carding a 601. Mary Betancourt of Augusta State leads the individual competition with a two-round total of 6-under-par 138.
The Lady Tigers will finish the Cincinnati Fall Classic with round three on Tuesday.
1. Georgia State University 589 (291-298)
2. Augusta State University 601 (305-296)
3. Middle Tennessee 602 (304-298)
4. University of Cincinnati 604 (306-298)
5. Texas-Pan American 619 (309-310)
6. Southern Mississippi 631 (322-209)
7. Xavier University 632 (317-315)
8. Bethel College IN 636 (321-315)
9. Cincinnati-Black 654 (318-336)
10. IPFW 655 (323-332)
11. Memphis 707 (358-349)