COMMODORES COMPETE IN FINAL TOURNAMENT
OF THE FALL SEASON 11/1/02
Vanderbilt begins Auburn Tiger Derby Invitational Friday
Auburn, Ala. The #2 ranked Vanderbilt
Commodores are competing in their final fall tournament
of the season today at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational
in Auburn, Ala. Vanderbilt is coming off a second place
finish at the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate Invitational
Junior Courtney Wood, who owns a stroke average
of 73.77, has been bothered by an irritated costal cartilage
(rib cage), but had a good practice round today and is ready
to compete. Junior Sarah Jacobs has finished in the Top
5 in each tournament this fall and owns a team-leading 73.44
stroke average. Nicki Cutler, Joni Gossett and May Wood
round out the Commodores entries. Cutler, the lone
senior on the team owns a 75.11 stroke average, while Gossett
owns a 78.50 mark and May Wood owns a stroke average of
We are looking forward to this tournament,
head coach Martha Freitag said. There are a lot of
great teams here and we have prepared well. We are going
to go out and play the best golf we can.
The Commodores are teamed with Arizona and
South Carolina for the first round and will tee off at 8
am this morning (Nov. 1).
We have a good pairing (Arizona and
South Carolina) - well go out and see how good we
can play. Freitag added.
The Commodores have competed in three tournaments
so far this season. They finished third in the NCAA Fall
Preview, second last week at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate
and captured the Mason Rudolph Championship with a season
low score of 878 (302-285-291).
Vanderbilt resumes action February 24-26 at
the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.