CU women move up to 6th at LSCApril 21, 2009
THACKERVILLE, Oklahoma (April 21) – Today the nationally-ranked #28 Cameron women’s golf team wrapped up their final round at the 2009 Lone Star Conference Championship tournament at the WinStar Golf Club in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The Aggies had a strong second day and took 14 stokes off their first day score to move up a spot into a 6th place finish.
Cameron finished the two-day, two-round event with a total team score of 626 (320-306).
“I’m very pleased with how things turned out; we played much better in the second round and we moved up a spot in the final standings,” Head Coach Rick Goodwin said. “The key was that we got everybody to play decent in the last round and that really helped us out today.”
Tarleton State won the team championship at the event with a team score of 586 (293-293). Cassy Knight of Central Oklahoma finished with the lowest overall individual total for a two-day score of 143 (71-72).
Cameron senior Renee Breeze led the Aggie golf team in this tournament. She finished the tournament in a tie at 12th place with a two-round score of 151 (76-75).
“Renee was Cameron’s first official signee and she has been great to the program,” Goodwin said. “We are going to miss her next year. She was a great player, led by example, and got better every year. She has even become a great friend.”
Junior Kass McGrath was the other top finisher for CU as she finished in 22nd with a final two-round score of 158 (82-76).
“All in all we are pleased with this finish,” Coach Goodwin said. “Anytime you can improve from day one to day two you’ve got to be happy. It’s always a goal of ours is to get better from round to round.”
Sophomores Megan Whan, Blaze Petty, and junior Marrik Wooten finished with scores of 168 (88-80), 164 (77-87) and 160 (85-75), respectively. Wooten finished tied at 25th place, with Petty tied for 32nd and Whan tied for 36th.
“We would’ve liked to finish a spot or two higher but we didn’t play well enough,” Goodwin said. “We didn’t reach out goals for the season and we’re not satisfied. We’re going to build off of this season with our new girls coming in next year. We want to head into next year looking to challenge for the LSC title.
The Cameron women’s golf team now heads into the offseason training portion of their schedule. The 2009-2010 women’s golf season will begin next fall.