Lady Tiger Golf to Wrap up Fall Season at the Ross Resorts Invitational
Oct. 25, 2008
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.--The University of Memphis women's golf team will wrap up its 2008 fall season this Monday and Tuesday at the Ross Resorts Invitational. The tournament is being held at the par-72 6,114-yard Pine Needles Golf course, with Rollins College serving as the tournaments host.
The field for the tournament includes Rollins College, Augusta State, Bucknell, Illinois State, Memphis, Methodist, North Caroline State, Nova Southeastern, Western Michigan, and Yale.
After firing rounds of 78-78-74 to finish tied for fourth at the Lady Red Wolf Classic, freshman Marissa Steen looks to continue her strong play this week.
"Marissa is finally hitting her stride. I've always known that she has the capability of playing at a very high level. The first couple of tournaments, she was having trouble getting adjusted to college golf, and I think she's finally feeling much more comfortable with everything," said Lady Tiger head coach Beth Harrelson.
Senior Rachel Larson also looks to build off her performance at the Lady Red Wolf Classic, where she posted rounds of 81-75-76 to tie for seventh. Larson, the team's lone senior, has the chance to post back-to-back top-10 finishes for the first time in her career.
"Rachel is truly a great person to have on this team. Not only is she a fantastic golfer, but she is a leader. With her being the only senior on this team, it's tough to live up to all the responsibilities. However, she has truly stepped it up this year and I'm very proud of her," said Coach Harrelson.
The Lady Tigers also look to post back-to-back top-10 finishes as a team since the 2006-07 season, when they won the C-USA Championship.
Junior Leslie Grabeman looks to rebound this week, after being forced to withdraw from the Lady Red Wolf Classic due to illness. Grabeman lead the team after the first two rounds, posting round of 76-79.
The Ross Resorts Invitational tees off Monday October 27 in Southern Pines, N.C.