March 14, 2004|
Harrison Leads Women’s Golf To a Solid Start
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s golfer Kallie Harrison (Decatur) placed third over the weekend at the Northern Illinois Springlake Invitational in Sebring, Fla. The tournament was comprised of mostly NCAA Division I programs including Illinois, Creighton, Gonzaga, and Bowling Green just to name a few.
Harrison shot a opening-round 77 before battling back in the second day for a 74 for a total of 151, just five shots behind the leader.
“I don’t think I have ever seen a young player with such a work ethic as hers,” said SIUE golf coach Mark Marcuzzo. “It was a great accomplishment.”
SIUE ended the tournament 16th out of 20 schools, scoring 665.
“For coming out of the winter, the girls did teriffic,” said Marcuzzo. “For as little as we have been outside, they did very well.”
Brittany Hood (Coulterville) turned a strong performacne. After a first day round of 86, she shot an 81 on the second day to finish at 167.
“These kids are hard workers,” said Marcuzzo. “This tournament kind of gives us some momentum heading into the rest of the schedule."
The Cougars will next be in action at the Northern Kentucky Spring Invitational on Mar. 26-27 in Perry Park, Ky.