Women's Golf places eighth at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
Sept. 20, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- University of Texas freshman Nicole Vandermade recorded a fourth-place finish at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational to lead the Longhorns to an eighth-place effort at their first event of the 2008-09 season.
Vandermade was one of six golfers to finish under par with her three-round total of two-under-par 217 (72-72-73) and her top-five effort was the fifth by a Longhorn golfer under the direction second-year mentor Martha Richards.
Senior Kelley Louth and junior Brittany Tomerlin both carded a 15-over-par 234 to finish tied for 55th. Tomerlin, who competed as an individual, fired her lowest round of the event over the final 18 holes (74, +1) to move her up nine spots on the individual leaderboard.
Senior Caney Hines rounded out the Longhorn scorecard, finishing tied for 68th with a 19-over-par 238.
Host New Mexico captured the team title (872, -4) followed by Pepperdine (876, E), UNLV (889, +13), UC Davis (894, +18) and Colorado State (898, +22). New Mexico's Jodi Ewart claimed medalist honors by one stroke with her three-round score of six-under-par 213.
2008 Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
Top 8 Teams
1. New Mexico (294-291-287 - 872, -4)
2. Pepperdine (292-293-291 - 876, E)
3. UNLV (301-297-291 - 889, +13)
4. UC Davis (298-296-300 - 894, +18)
5. Colorado State (305-292-301 - 898, +22)
6. Colorado (301-302-296 - 899, +23)
7. Campbell (309-300-296 - 905, +29)
8. TEXAS (301-296-311 - 908, +32)
Top 5 Individuals
Other UT Individuals
On Nicole Vandermade's play: Nicole played very well for her first college tournament. My favorite thing about her is she is frustrated that she didn't win. It's exciting because it shows how competitive she is. I'm excited about what she accomplished and I know that she is just going to keep getting better and better.