Women's Golf Returns to Action in Denver
Sept. 24, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The University of Memphis women's golf team continues their fall schedule by heading out to Colorado for the 2006 Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate. The Lady Tigers are coming off a sixth-place finish in their first tournament of the year, and will look to improve on that performance at Highlands Ranch Golf Club starting Monday.
Memphis coach Jenny Bruun is sticking with the same five golfers who netted the Lady Tigers their first top-10 finish of the year and placed three in the top-20 at the Badger Women's Golf Invitational on Sept. 10-11.
Senior Kathryn O'Rourke enters this week's tournament as the Lady Tigers' No. 1 golfer. The Holmes, New York, native tied for 12th at the Badger Invitational as the lowest Memphis finisher.
Junior Dawn-Marie Conaty finished tied for 15th in the season-opening tournament and will be No. 2 in the Lady Tiger lineup this week.
Sophomore Rachel Larson, who is third this week, joined O'Rourke and Conaty in the top-20 by tying for 19th in the first tournament of the year.
Senior Stacey Tate, one of Golfworld Magazine's Top 50 Players to Watch, struggled in her first tournament of the year. However, Tate fired a 75 in the final round and narrowly missed finishing in the Top-20 for the eighth time in her career.
Senior Cameron Barber rounds out the Memphis lineup. Barber, a native of Lone Tree, Colo., joins Larson, a native of Longmont, Colo., as Lady Tiger golfers returning to their home state this week. Barber looks to improve on her finish from two weeks ago when she finished 45th at the Badger Invitational. The senior continues to recover from neck and shoulder surgery while playing the fall schedule.
The 2006 Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate will tee off on Monday morning with an 9:30 a.m. (CDT) shotgun start and 36 holes of continuous play. Tuesday's final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CDT).