Women's Golf |
Sept. 28, 2007
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TEEING OFF: The University of Cincinnati women's golf team is back in action this weekend, taking part in its second event of the season, the Wolverine Invitational, hosted by the University of Michigan. The Bearcats are coming off of a Top 10 finish at the season-opening Cardinal Cup last week. This week's event will be another highly competitive one for UC as eight of the 10 teams in the field are ranked in the Top 100 nationally by Golfweek.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: A 10-team field will converge on the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich. for the annual Wolverine Invitational. The field is a competitive one, with eight of the squads ranked in the Top 100 nationally in the latest Golfweek rankings. Michigan is the defending champion of the event, having outdistanced Ohio State by two strokes last season. The schools vying to unseat the Wolverines (66) with Golfweek rankings include: Bradley (117), Cincinnati (80), Eastern Michigan (69), Indiana (33), Notre Dame (20), SMU (57), Toledo (109), Tulsa (43) and Wisconsin (63).
THE LINE-UP: UC's lineup will look a great deal like last week's for the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup, with just one exception. At the top are senior Hillery Wilson and freshman Bambee Dela Paz who share the team lead in average at 74.7. Joining that duo will be junior Marianne Erb (77.7), senior Allison Mayborg (80.0) and newcomer Kate Moore. Junior Sarah Stamper (79.3) will also compete as an individual at the tournament.
LAST TIME OUT: Newcomer Bambee Dela Paz and veteran Hillery Wilson both finished tied for 15th, leading the Bearcats in their season-opening tournament, the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup. The two-day event wrapped up with Cincinnati taking home 10th place in the team standings. Dela Paz had the best round of the day for the Bearcats, matching her round two mark with a score of 74. Wilson shot 77 in the finale as both players finished with scores of 224. Both players missed top-10 finishes by only two shots. Notre Dame won the battle of the BIG EAST at the top of the team standings, finishing three shots ahead of host Louisville. Cincinnati finished in 10th place, just one shot behind a two-way tie for eighth between Maryland and Illinois State.
INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR: With six players, including five seniors, departed from last year's roster, head coach Janet Carl went the international route to fill the voids. Carl added Bambee Dela Paz from the Philippines, along with Australia native Kate Moore. That duo joins local product Jenny Linville (West Chester, Ohio) as newcomers to the UC roster.