March 12, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Following a rained-out first round on Monday, Marshall women's golf finished the abbreviated version of the Lady Eagle Invitational in 12th (of 16) place after shooting a plus-53 in the 18-hole second round.
After Monday's 18-hole first round was cancelled due to inclement weather, junior Rachel Thompson and sophomore Korakot Simsiriwong had a strong 18 holes on day two, both shooting just seven over par for a score of 79. The tally put them tied for 17th individually amongst the 96-player field.
"It's hard not to be frustrated about not being able to play the first round," commented head coach Meredith Knight Rowsey on the troublesome weather. "But you can't because the weather dictates so much in this game."
Kristyn Morrone followed Thompson and Simisiriwong's performance with a score of 91 to put her 19 over par and tied for 81st individually. Maria Battaglia came in one stroke behind Morrone with a score of 92 to place her tied for 83rd. Caitlyn Morrone rounded up the Herd with a score of 95 to place her tied for 88th.
"We have a lot to improve on," Rowsey continued. "But I believe in this team and I know that their hard work is going to start paying off soon."
Conference USA foes, Memphis and Southern Miss, tied for first place to split the Lady Eagle Invitational championship title. The title marks the third time in five years that the Golden Eagles have won their own tournament and the third time in seven years Memphis has been crowned tournament champion.
Memphis' Alex Alang took home the individual title as she was the only golfer to come out even after the 18-hole round.
Marshall will next travel Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. to play in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate Tournament from March 16-19.