Lady Tigers Set to Begin Play at Cincinnati Fall Invitational
Sept. 27, 2009
The University of Memphis travels to Cincinnati, Ohio this week to compete in the Cincinnati Fall Invitational. After finishing 14th at the Lady Paladin Invitational to open the season, the Lady Tigers look to rebound this week at the Elks Run Golf Course.
"I think we got the first tournament jitters out of the way last week," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson. "I expect us to play much better this week."
After finishing 11th last year in this event, Memphis looks to build upon that performance this week. Leslie Grabeman, Kathleen Glavin, and Marissa Steen all not only competed in the tournament last season but are also all from the state of Ohio.
"It almost feels like a homecoming this week," said Coach Harrelson. "With Leslie, Marissa, and Kathleen all being from this area, we have a ton of support here this week. It feels like a little family, and I think that it will really help our team feel comfortable."
Like most of the country, the Cincinnati area has been battling heavier than usual rains over the last couple of weeks. The Elks Run Golf Course has taken in over six inches of rain in the last two and a half days, making for sloppy conditions this week. In fact, the course is so wet that the lift, clean, and place rule has been put into effect.
"Everyone's been dealing with wet weather lately," said Coach Harrelson. "It's going to make for some messy conditions out there, but we have to deal with it just like everyone else."
The Lady Tigers begin play at the Cincinnati Fall Invitational Monday, September 28.
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-Kathleen Glavin makes her second consecutive start after carding rounds of 81-80 to finish T52 in the Lady Paladin Invitational
-Leslie Grabeman looks to provide senior leadership this week as she competes in the UC Fall Invitational for the last time in her career. Last week at the Lady Paladin Invitational, Grabeman led Memphis with rounds of 81-79.
-Julia Hodgson is making her debut for Memphis this week. Hodgson was the captain of her high school golf team for her final three years of high school. She was also a member of the 2007 CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) Stephen Ames Canada Ryder Cup team that went 3-0. She also won the 2007 CJGA Nike Qualifier.
-Sarah Mathews looks to rebound this week after turning in scores of 82-85 to finish 80th last week at the Lady Paladin Invitational.