Couch Wins Notre Dame Invitational
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Sept. 29, 2002

Notre Dame, Ind.- Sophomore Allison Couch (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) won the individual title and the University of Cincinnati women's golf team placed ninth overall Sunday at the Notre Dame Invitational.

Tied for second heading into the final 18 holes of golf, Couch fired a 78 in the last round to win by one stroke over Evansville's Andrea Werner. Couch had previously carded rounds of 77 and 75, topping a field of 105 golfers.

Couch becomes the first Bearcat to earn medalist honors since Jena Harris won at the Illini Spring Classic in 1999.

The Bearcats as a team finished with a three round score of 982, just one behind Ball State. The host Irish won the team title with a score of 945.

Senior Amanda Puckett (Farmland, Ind./Monroe Central) placed 31st for UC, finishing with a 245 after a final round of 77.

The Bearcats return to competition on October 11-12 at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational.

Final Team Scores
1. Notre Dame 316-310-319--945
2. Western Michigan 325-315-308--948
3. Northern Iowa 314-314-325--953
4. Ohio 318-329-318--965
5. Wichita State 316-327-325--968
6. Bradley 319-326-328--973
7. Xavier 332-323-320--975
8. Ball State 330-321-330--981
9. Cincinnati 336-322-324--982
10. Rutgers 326-338-322--986
11. Eastern Michigan 331-337-322--990
12. Texas-Pan American 343-326-324--993
13. Butler 333-327-334--994
14. Arkansas State 338-329-329--996
15. Georgetown 339-342-341--1022
16. Boston College 345-344-338--1027
17. Evansville 355-340-347--1042
18. Cleveland State 364-359-351--1074

Cincinnati Individual Scores
1 Allison Couch 77-75-78--230
T31 Mandy Puckett 88-80-77--245
T41 Andrea Williams 85-80-83--248
72 Lana Oriani 86-87-86--259
T83 Karen Hodapp 88-91-88--267
98 Sharona Shinnock 95-101-97--293