Women's Golf Places 14th out of 36 at Bay Tree Classic

Sept. 8, 2003

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - JU sophomore Ashley Grier (Hagerstown, Md.) and senior Karin Haggard (Gothenburg, Sweden) each shot a 13-over-par 157 to tie for 44th out of 186 golfers to lead the Dolphins to a 14th-place finish out of 36 teams at the Unlimited Potential/Bay Tree Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. JU shot a 634 (323-311) on the par-72, 5,928-yard course at the Bay Tree Golf Plantation to finish in a tie with East Tennessee State. The event was shortened to two rounds because of inclement weather.

Coastal Carolina fired a 602 (296-306) to win the event by six strokes over James Madison. Host College of Charleston (616) finished third, followed by Middle Tennessee (618) and Arkansas-Little Rock (618) to round out the top five. Radford's Laura Tereby shot a 4-over-par 140 (73-67) to edge James Madison's Carol Green (71-76=147) for individual medallist honors. Tereby's 67 on Sunday was the lowest round fired in the six-year history of the event.

Other top finishers for the Dolphins were senior Ulrika Norden (Stockholm, Sweden), who shot a 162 (82-80), and Winney Dorminey (Jacksonville/Wolfson), who fired a 163 (82-81).

After Saturday's round was rained out, just the top 24 teams played the Green Course on Sunday to complete the tournament. Teams 25-36 played in the Silver Course championship. The shot of the tournament was from Mercer's Ashley Harris, who aced the par-3, 147-yard eight hole during Friday's opening round.

The Dolphins return to action at the Elon/Sea Trail Intercollegiate Sept. 27-28.

Team Results
1.  Coastal Carolina        296-306=602
2.  James Madison           306-309=615
3.  College of Charleston   308-308=616
4.  Middle Tennessee        306-312=618
    Arkansas-Little Rock    311-307=618
6.  UNC Greensboro          311-311=622
    Florida International   316-306=622
8.  Georgia State           316-310=626
9.  Jacksonville St.        316-311=627
10. UAB                     315-313=628
11. Western Carolina        314-315=629
12. Xavier                  313-318=631
13. Murray State            319-314=633
14. Jacksonville            323-311=634
    East Tennessee St.      320-314=634
16. Elon                    321-315=636
17. Arkansas State          323-321=644
18. William & Mary          323-322=645
    Longwood                326-319=645
20. Radford                 330-316=646

JU Top Finishers
44th-t  Ashley Grier      81-76=157
        Karin Haggard     78-79=157
80th-t  Ulrika Norden     82-80=162
91st-t  Winnie Dorminey   82-81=163
        Pamela Shelly     87-76=163