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USF Women's Golf Travels South to Compete in the 2006 Jeannine McHaney Invitational

Sept. 15, 2006

(San Francisco) - USF women's golf will head south to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the 2006 Jeannine McHaney Invitational, hosted by Texas Tech University. Tournament play will commence on the Rawls Course with two rounds on Monday, September 18 and a final round on Tuesday, September 19.

Last week the Dons finished tied for ninth in the 2006 Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Classic at 905 (303, 301, 301), posting lower scores than Oregon and Texas, nationally ranked #45 and #49 respectively by GolfWeek. USF was only 8 shots off of #15 Florida and 6 shots off of #13 Texas A&M.

"I am happy with the performances last week in Albuquerque. We beat some teams ranked above us in the preseason national rankings, so we are moving up. However, there will be a good opportunity for improvement at the next tournament," head coach Josh Cupp said.

Junior Jessica Potter played three steady rounds of golf, posting USF's lowest score with a one-over 220 (74, 69, 77) on the par-73 course. Freshman Christina Stockton also had a good showing at her first collegiate tournament carding eight birdies and finishing with an overall score of 223 (74, 76, 73). Both Potter and Stockton will look to make strong contributions for the Green and Gold in Lubbock.

Along with senior Kristin Nichols and junior Casey Gee, junior Chaneng Joe will make her 2006 fall season debut for the Dons.

USF will face Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas State, Florida International, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, Redlands Community College, Sam Houston, SMU, TCU, UTEP, Texas-San Antonio, Texas Tech and Western Michigan in their first appearance on the windy par-72 course.

"As the wind picks up on the course the girls are going to have to rely a lot more on their short games. Luckily we face the same element at practice and the girls are ready to show what USF has to offer this year," said Cupp.

Golfers will tee off in a shotgun start on Monday, September 18 at 8:00 am CT. Visit usfdons.com for a full recap and results.