Women’s team wins invitatitional tourney

The women’s golf team brought home the title from the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational with a 21-stroke margin of victory yesterday, while the men’s golf team took 11th place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.The women shot 287-283-299-869 (+5) to beat out second place Nebraska at the par-72, 6,046-yard Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kan.

Catherine Matranga finished third with a 74-68-75-217, followed closely by junior Camille Blackerby and Stacey Bieber, who tied for fourth. Kansas State’s Helene Robert took first place with a 75-70-70-215.

The No. 21-ranked men’s team placed 11th out of 12 teams shooting a 290-291-284-865 at the Old Overton Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala.

“Of course, we’re disappointed we didn’t win, but we’ve got a young team and we’re making progress,” men’s golf coach Bill Montigel said.

Sophomore Franklin Corpening was TCU’s outstanding player Tuesday, shooting a 68 while the rest of the team shot 72, Montigel said.

No. 2-ranked Georgia Tech took top honors and top-ranked Georgia placed second.