Lady Tigers Finish Seventh at 2011 Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup
Sept. 20, 2011
Louisville, Ky. - In just their second tournament of the season, the University of Memphis women's golf team once again battled difficult weather conditions, finishing seventh at the 2011 Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup.
Led by seniors Kathleen Glavin and Marissa Steen, who carded identical scores of (76-74--150) to claim individual shares of sixth place, the Lady Tigers shot a team tally of (308-309--617) to finish just three strokes behind East Tennessee State.
Prior to teeing-off, the annual Louisville tournament was postponed nearly two hours due to rain and lightning in the area. Following the delay, coaches voted to play 36 holes instead of originally-planned 54, cutting day one to a single 18 hole round and wrapping up competition this afternoon with the final 18.
Despite the soggy conditions, junior Julia Hodgson (77-80--157) and freshman Natalie Turk (79-81--160) recorded respectable performances, finishing tied for 45th and 57th places, respectively. Memphis' fifth competitor, junior Alex Alang, finished with a final score of (92-81--173).
East Carolina's Julia Strandberg claimed medalist honors with a tally of (75-70--145), while the tournament's runner-up honors were shared by Louisville's Anna-Karin Ljungstrom and North Carolina State's Amanda Baker, who each shot (72-74--146).
Baker's NC State squad used a pair of top-five finishes and a 12th-place mark to win the tournament with a total team score of 596, while East Carolina (598) and Missouri (605) placed second and third, respectively.
Memphis will now use the next three weeks to prepare for East Carolina's Lady Pirate Intercollegiate tournament. Play for ECU's annual event tees-off Oct. 10 and will continue through Oct. 11 at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, N.C.
1. NC State 296-300--596