The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team marched through the rain in

the final round of the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational to

finish in second place with a team total of 912 on Sunday.

"We played very well this weekend, especially with the fact that most of

the final round was played in pouring down rain," Head Coach Lori Brock


"I'm really pleased with the team's play because it is so early in the

season. To finish second in the tournament is a big confidence boost, and

we best several teams above us in the rankings. We're coming together with

great intensity, and I am looking forward to a great season and a great

tournament next weekend."

Tennessee improved each day with rounds of 309, 303, 300 on the tournament,

but Duke maintained the lead to claim the title with a total of 891. Auburn

freshman Danielle Downey earned individual medalist honors at 218.

Sophomore Young-A Yang held on to take third place on the par 72,

5,909-yard Governor's Club. She birdied the 17th and 18th holes to finish

with a final round of 71, her first sub-par round this season. Sophomore

Tina Schneeberger hit the turn at four-over on Sunday, but lit up her

putter for a 33 on the back side to finish in a tie for fourth place after

her 73 in the third round.

Two freshmen were also strong for the Lady Vols. Rosanna Zernatto shot a

collegiate-low 76 on the final day to finish tied at No. 24. Erin Simmons

wrapped up the even tied for No. 32 with a tournament total of 237. Junior

Anna Umemura rounded out the UT effort, finishing tied for 53rd at 243 on

the weekend.

The Lady Vols return home this week for the 1999 Mercedes-Benz Women's

Collegiate Championships. The tournament runs Oct. 15-17 at the Gettysvue

Polo, Golf and Country Club.