Sept. 18, 2007
(Highlands Ranch, CO) - USF women's golf struggled in the opening round, but finished strong at the 2007 Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate, finishing 12th overall at 921 (316, 304, 301) in its first tournament of the year. The Dons shaved a remarkable 15 strokes off its team total from the opening round to the final 18 holes.
Senior Jessica Potter was the top finisher for San Francisco, finishing tied for seventh at 221 (76, 72, 73), while sophomore Christina Stockton placed in a logjam at 14th with a 223 (75, 72, 76). Potter paced the Dons in birdies in the final round with four, while Stockton and sophomore Natasha Podmore carded three apiece.
After struggling over the first 36 holes, Podmore surged Tuesday, posting a two-over 74.
Tournament host No. 18 Denver shot a final round even-par total of 288 Tuesday - the best round of any team in the 54-hole tournament - and coasted to a nine-shot victory The Pioneers shot a 54-hole score of 886 (22-over par) and won its own tournament for the fifth time, including its third in a row. Baylor finished second with a 54-hole score of 895 (31-over par) and Iowa State was third at 897.
USF returns to action when it competes in the 2007 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, beginning Monday October 8 at the Washington National Golf Course in Sahalee, Washington.