Krog Claims Another Top-5 Finish At The Lady Panther Intercollegiate
April 5, 2006
STOCKBRIDGE, GA. - East Carolina freshman Lene Krog continued her exceptional play for the Pirates as she carded a 36-hole 151 (76-75) to finish tied for fifth at the John Kirk/ Lady Panther Intercollegiate.
Krog, who was named Conference USA's Co-Golfer-of-the-Week last week, recorded her fifth top-five placement in eight tournaments this season. Fellow golfer Heidi Helliesen finished tied for 18th with a 157 (78-79).
The Pirates (76-43-4) finished tied for sixth with a tournament score of 629 (307-322), eight strokes out of third place. Emelie Lind (159) finished tied for 28th, Jamie Quinn (162) tied for 37th and Jessica Hauser (163) finished tied for 42nd.
Augusta State topped Louisville and Memphis by one stroke in earning the victory. The Jaguars fired the lowest final round of the day with a 301 in finishing with a 620 total. Louisville and Memphis carded a 305 and 312, respectively, in the final round for a 621 total. Kentucky placed fourth at 625 after shooting a 311 on the final day, while Georgia State rounded out the top-five.
Memphis' Stacey Tate garnered individual medalist honors after defeating Kentucky's Ali Kicklighter in a playoff as both finished with a two-round score of 148. Tate fired a 74 on the final day, while Kicklighter shot a 75. Augusta State's Lauren Smith was the only player from the field of 74 to break par over the two days as she carded a three-under-par 69 on the final day.
The Lady Pirates will now turn their focus to the Conference USA Championships, which they will host at the Ironwood Country Club April 16-18.