Sept. 12, 2006
(Albuquerque) - USF women's golf finished tied for ninth at the first event of the fall season, the 2006 Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at 905 (303, 301, 301), at the University of New Mexico Championship Course. The Dons boosted themselves into a top-10 finish with the help of junior Jessica Potter who finished tied for 13th with a one-over 220 (74, 69, 77). Potter carded 10 birdies and an impressive 34 pars to lead the Dons.
Arizona State captured the title in the competitive collegiate field with a seven-under 869, BYU and UNLV finished tied for second at 883, TCU placed fourth at 889 and South Carolina rounded out the top-five at 890.
In her first collegiate tournament, freshman Christina Stockton turned in the best third round performance for the Green and Gold with an even-par 73. Stockton carded 8 birdies during the tournament for a share of 22nd place at 223 (74, 76, 73). Senior Kristin Nichols finished tied for 44th place at 229 (77, 77, 75).
USF's first finish of the 2006 fall season is an improvement from last year and a good place to start for the Dons. To kick off last fall season, San Francisco posted a 929 (303, 309, 317) at the 2005 Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic, good for 11th place.
Look for USF women's golf next at the Jeannie McHaney Invitational, hosted by Texas Tech University beginning Monday, September 18 at the Rawls Course. This will be the first appearance for the Dons at the Jeannie McHaney Invitational.