Feb. 26, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. ----- The UAB women’s golf team carded a final round 330 to finish in ninth place at the 11th Annual USA Women’s Invitational hosted by the University of South Alabama.
Playing the par-72 Azalea City Golf Course, the Blazers shot rounds of 325 and 330 to finish the tournament at 655.
Jaime Ritter carded an eight-over par 80 on Tuesday to lead UAB with a two-round score of 161 (+17). She finished in a tie for 30th overall.
Caitlin Watts and Holly Robinson each finished with a two-round score of 164 (+20). After an opening round 80 (+8), Jessica Rouillard fired a 14-over-par 86 to finish with a 166 (+22). Margaret Yeh shot back-to-back rounds of 89 to round out the Blazers scoring.
“Some of the girls hit the ball better but we still aren’t scoring really well. It’s early in the season so we’ll come back and practice and look to do better in our next events,” said head coach Kim Wilcox.
Louisiana-Monroe overcame a four-stroke deficit to South Alabama to take the team title with a total score of 616. South Alabama finished in second at 617 and Troy took third place with a 626.
Emelie Westrup, of Arkansas-Little Rock, took home the medalist honors with a two-day total of 149 (+5). A pair of Louisiana-Monroe and a South Alabama golfer each tied for second place individually at 151 (+7).
The Blazers will return to the links March 10-11 at the Lady Eagle Invitational in Hattiesburg, Miss.