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 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.
Lady Vols battle rain to nab second
Published: Tue Oct 12, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:59 p.m.