May 3, 2005|
Hood Cards 80 in Final NCAA Round
ALLENDALE, Mich. - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville golfer Brittany Hood (Coulterville) scored an eight-over 80 in the final round of the NCAA East Regional to finish in 17th place.
Hood's 80 tied the school record for lowest score in an NCAA Tournament event. Former Cougar Katie Farrell also carded an 80 in the final round of the 2003 NCAA East Regional.
As a team, SIUE placed sixth among the six teams at the event with a team score of 1069. Host Grand Valley State won the 54-hole tournament with a 952 and will advance to the NCAA finals in New Mexico along with second-place Ferris State.
SIUE's Natalie Connaway (McLeansboro) shot a final round 91 for a 268 and 26th place. Kallie Harrison (Decatur) shot 85 on Tuesday and finished at 270 for 28th place. Ashley Hamm (Hillsboro) shot 93 for a 283 total. Kelly Morris (Normal) shot 100 and placed 33rd.
This was SIUE's third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Tournament.