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Final Round of Bryan National Collegiate Tournament Rained Out
Vanderbilt Women's Golf Finishes Second; May Wood and Courtney Wood Finish Tied for First

Browns Summitt, NC – May Wood and Courtney Wood each claimed a share of first place and helpled pace Vanderbilt to a second place team finish in the Bryan National Collegiate Tournament, hosted by Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The final 18 holes were cancelled due to rain. It is the first collegiate individual title for May Wood and the second of the season for Courtney Wood who won the Mason Rudolph Invitational in the Fall.

The Commodores shot the day's best round Saturday (second round) placing Vanderbilt in second place, four shots behind Duke and 12 strokes ahead of third-place Georgia. VU's second-round 286 (2-under par) tied Duke's first-round total for the lowest score and was at least eight shots better than every other team on the second day of play.

"We've started to see all of our hard work pay off," head coach Martha Freitag said. "We are playing good golf right now, but we can still get better. We have not peaked yet."

Duke entered the event as the top-rated team in GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Ratings Index. Vanderbilt was eighth. The field included two other teams among the top 10, No. 6 Auburn and No. 10 Tennessee. Auburn tied for sixth and Tennessee finished fifth.

May Wood, a freshman from Signal Mountain, Tenn., started second round action in a tie for fourth and then shot her second consecutive 1-under (71) at the 6,064-yard Bryan Park Champions Course. Courtney Wood, a junior from Brentwood, was 2-under (70) after an opening-round 72 that had her tied for sixth.

Together, they accounted for half of a four-way tie atop the leaderboard and led a Vanderbilt charge in which every player shot 75 or better. Joni Gossett was tied for 19th, seven shots back after she shot even par (72). Nikki Cutler, with a 73, improved six shots over her first-round score and moved into a tie for 31st. Sarah Jacobs shot 75 and tied for 36th.

"May (Wood) just played super and Courtney (Wood) is swinging the club so well right now," Frietag said. "Nicki (Cutler) had a great comeback and Sarah (Jacobs) had a great last nine on the second day. Joni (Gossett) is making a huge difference for us right now - she is doing what she needs to do to help us and I am very proud of her." Freitag added.

The Commodores travel to Athens, Ga., this weekend (April 4-6) for the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, hosted by the University of Georgia.

Bryan National Collegiate Final Results (36 holes)
Browns Summitt, NC – Hosted by Wake Forest and UNC-Greensboro

VANDERBILT (2nd - 298-286=584, +8)
1 May Wood 71 71 142 (-2)
1 Courtney Wood 72 70 142 (-2)
T19 Joni Gossett 77 72 149 (+5)
T31 Nicki Cutler 79 73 152 (+8)
T36 Sarah Jacobs 78 75 153 (+9)

FINAL TEAM SCORING

1 Duke 286 294 580 +4
2 Vanderbilt 298 286 584 +8
3 Georgia 300 296 596 +20
4 Wake Forest 297 300 597 +21
5 Tennessee 298 302 600 +24
6 Auburn 298 303 601 +25
South Carolina 294 307 601 +25
8 Purdue 306 297 603 +27
9 Florida State 304 301 605 +29
10 North Carolina 303 303 606 +30
11 Tulsa 297 311 608 +32
12 Louisville 307 302 609 +33
13 Furman 313 307 620 +44
NC State 311 309 620 +44
15 LSU 314 311 625 +49
16 Mississippi State 315 313 628 +52
17 UNC-Greensboro 329 310 639 +63
18 Memphis 324 326 650 +74


TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS

1 Courtney Wood Vanderbilt 72 70 142 -2
May Wood Vanderbilt 71 71 142 -2
Nuria Clau Wake Forest 75 67 142 -2
Kristy McPherson South Carolina 69 73 142 -2
5 Leigh Anne Hardin Duke 71 72 143 -1
6 Elizabeth Janangelo Duke 72 72 144 E
7 Kristina Engstrom Duke 69 76 145 +1
Jessica Shepley Tennessee 70 75 145 +1
9 Katie Quinney Florida State 76 70 146 +2
Megan Francella North Carolina 73 73 146 +2
11 Danielle Downey Auburn 76 71 147 +3
Kari Damron Purdue 72 75 147 +3
Tai Perry Tennessee 74 73 147 +3
Natalia Nicholls Georgia 73 74 147 +3
15 Summer Sirmons Georgia 73 75 148 +4
N. Aazam-Zanganeh Duke 74 74 148 +5
Erica Wein NC State 74 74 148 +4
Maria Beautell Wake Forest 73 75 148 +4
19 Joni Gossett Vanderbilt 77 72 149 +5
Susie Fisher Tulsa 72 77 149 +5
Julie Tvede Tulsa 73 76 149 +5
Beth Hermes Purdue 74 75 149 +5
Kingsley Barrett Auburn 73 76 149 +5

Day 2

BROWNS SUMMITT, N.C. May Wood and Courtney Wood each claimed a share of first place and paced Vanderbilt to the day's best round Saturday at the Bryan National Collegiate hosted by Wake Forest University. With only today's final round still to be played the Commodores are in second place, four shots behind Duke and 12 strokes ahead of third-place Georgia.

Their second-round 286 (2-under par) tied Duke's first-round total for lowest score thus far and was at least eight shots better than every other team on the second day of play.

Duke entered the event as the top-rated team in GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Ratings Index. Vanderbilt was eighth. The field includes two other teams among the top 10, No. 6 Auburn and No. 10 Tennessee. Auburn is tied for sixth and Tennessee is alone in fifth.

"We played very well, we can still play better and are looking forward to (today)," coach Martha Freitag said. "A lot of people are capable of winning this tournament individually."

May Wood, a freshman from Chattanooga, started the day in a tie for fourth and then shot her second consecutive 1-under (71) at the 6,064-yard Bryan Park Champions Course. Courtney Wood, a junior from Franklin, was 2-under
(70) after an opening-round 72 that had her tied for sixth.

Together, they accounted for half of a four-way tie atop the leaderboard and led a Vanderbilt charge in which every player shot 75 or better. Joni Gossett was tied for 19th, seven shots back after she shot even par (72). Nikki Cutler, with a 73, improved six shots over her first-round score and moved into a tie for 31st. Sarah Jacobs shot 75 and was tied for 36th.

For complete results, link to: http://wakeforestsports.ocsn.com/sports/w-golf/stats/032903aaa.html.

 

COMMODORES SHOOT 298 AND ARE TIED FOR FIFTH AFTER FIRST ROUND ACTION IN BRYAN COLLEGIATE
Freshman May Wood leads Commodores with a 71 for a tie in fourth place

Browns Summit, N.C. - The Vanderbilt Commodores shot a 10-over (298) and were tied for fifth place following first round play of the sixth annual Bryan National Collegiate Tournament. Duke is in first place with a round of 286. South Carolina is in second place (294), followed by Tulsa (297), and Wake Forest (297). Auburn is tied with Vanderbilt at 298.

Every Commodore shot a 79 or better led by freshman May Wood who shot a one-under par 71 and is in a tie for fourth place. Junior Courtney Wood is in a tie for sixth place with a 72 (E), followed by sophomore Joni Gossett with a round of 77 (T44th), junior Sarah Jacobs with a 78 (+6) in 48th place and Nicki Cutler with a 79 (+7) in 58th place.

"Everyone hit the ball well and as a team, we're pleased with our total score," head coach Martha Freitag said. "We had a solid start and I know we'll play even better tomorrow."


The 54-hole event resumes play tomorrow (Saturday) and is co-hosted by Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES - T5th (298)
T4 May Wood 71
T6 Courtney Wood 72
T44 Joni Gossett 77
T48 Sarah Jacobs 78
T58 Nicki Cutler 79


TEAM STANDINGS
1 Duke 286 -2
2 South Carolina 294 +6
3 Tulsa 297 +9
Wake Forest 297 +9
5 VANDERBILT 298 +10
Auburn 298 +10
Tennessee 298 +10
8 Georgia 300 +12
9 North Carolina 303 +15
10 Florida State 304 +10
11 Purdue 306 +18
12 Louisville 307 +19
13 NC State 311 +23
14 Furman 313 +25
15 LSU 314 +26
16 Mississippi State 315 +27
17 Memphis 324 +36
18 UNC-Greensboro 329 +41

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1 Krisstina Engstrom Duke 69
Kristy McPherson South Carolina 69
3 Jessica Shepley Tennessee 70
4 May Wood Vanderbilt 71
Leigh Anne Hardin Duke 71
6 Courtney Wood Vanderbilt 72
Kari Damron Purdue 72
Suzie Fisher Tulsa 72
Elizabeth Janangelo Duke 72
10 Six tied at 73

 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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