Lady Tigers to Compete in Kentucky Wildcat Invitational
Sept. 29, 2004
With a tournament under its belt, the University of Memphis women's golf team heads to Kentucky to compete in the Kentucky Wildcat Fall Invitational beginning Friday.
The Lady Tigers compete in the tournament hosted by the University of Kentucky after taking 10th at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate in September. After placing 17th in Alabama, sophomore Stacey Tate will once again enter the tournament in the No. 1 spot for Memphis.
"This team is only going to get better," said Memphis head coach Jenny Bruun. "After getting through the first tournament jitters, the girls are improving daily. They are becoming more comfortable with the program, with school and with each other. We've had some intense qualifying rounds getting ready for this tournament, and I expect good results from our girls this week."
No changes will be made to the U of M lineup used at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate with Meghan Mahoney, Stacey O'Rourke, Bernie Rosero and Ashleigh Garman rounding out the Lady Tiger five. At Alabama, the Memphis five shot a combined 309 in the second round of the tournament. Last year the lowest round finish was 318.
The Tigers will face some tough competition at Kentucky. Besides the tournament host, the schools competing in the tournament are Mississippi State, Boston College, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Southern, Marshall, Murray State, Miami, Richland and Western Ohio.
"We feel like we have one of the most talented teams in the tournament, if we can just play to our potential," Bruun said.
The Lady Tigers will play their first round on Friday with a second round on Saturday and the final round on Sunday.