September 22, 2003|
Cougars Enter Final Tune Up
SIUE’s women’s golf team has one more tune up before the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
The Cougars travel to Marion for the Lady Vols Invitational, which will be played Saturday and Sunday. The GLVC Tournament begins Oct. 4 in Edinburgh, Ind.
SIUE is coming off the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Golf Classic, where they finished the 36-hole tournament with a 612, three strokes behind team champion DePauw. SIUE bested GLVC rivals Indianapolis by five shots and Quincy by 13.
The Cougars waved goodbye to the old 36-hole record by 42 strokes. The previous record of 654 was set at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational two years ago. That finish would not have placed the Cougars in the top 10 this season.
Kallie Harrison (Decatur) continued to get her collegiate career off on the right track. Once again, she tied the school record with a 75 in the second round which gives her a new school record of 150. That breaks the old SIUE record of 156 set by Katie Farrell (2001), Deanna Bock (2001) and Harrison from last weekend at Southern Indiana.
Harrison must share the 18-hole record with Brittany Auld (Nashville), who vaulted into a tie for 14th place with a final round 75.
Brittany Hood (Coulterville) also tied for 14th with a 155, including a career-best 77 in the final round.
Farrell (Princeton) shot a final round 80 and was tied for 19th at 156.
Kacy Gruenkemeyer (Salem), the defending GLVC individual champion, fired a career-best 76 and also tied for 19th at 156.
Kristi Novak (Highland) shot an 83, also a personal best.
On Sunday, it was the first time an SIUE team had four players shooting in the 70s.