Krog Finishes Tied For Third At Taco Bell Intercollegiate
Oct. 23, 2005
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina freshman Lene Krog (Leir, Norway) recorded her third top-four finish of the season Sunday as she carded a even-par tournament score of 216 (70-72-74) to finish tied for third at the Taco Bell Intercollegiate. The tournament was being played at the par-72, 6,232-yard Bradford Creek Golf Course.
Krog, who is ranked 60th by GolfWeek and posts a 72.8 stroke average, helped the Pirates (33-11-2) to a tie for fifth place in the team portion of the tournament with a 54-hole score of 898. Senior Jamie Quinn (Sanford, N.C.) recorded her best finish of the season with a tie for 24th after carding a final round one-over par 73 for an eight-over par (224) tournament score.
Fellow Pirate Heidi Helliesen (Droebak, Norway) finished tied for 47th (230), Emelie Lind (Kungsangen, Sweden) claimed a share of 64th place (234) and Jessica Hauser (Germantown, N.C.) was one stroke behind Lind (235) finishing tied for 70th. Shawn Kelley posted rounds of 89, 86 and 85 for a 54-hole score of 260 as an individual.
Augusta State (875) won the team portion of the event with a five stroke advantage over Georgia State (880), while Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Western Carolina and ECU rounded out the top-five.
Maryland's Katie Stepanek took home the individual crown with a five-under par 211 beating Augusta State's Emilie Geury by four strokes. Western Carolina's Ashley Hovda tied Krog for third place at even-par.
"I'm really proud of the way Lene (Krog) has been playing this fall," said Head Coach Kevin Williams. "She has played with unbelievable consistency and her game will only get better while at ECU. As a team, we are struggling to find a solid fourth starter, but overall I'm pleased with where we are right now."
The Pirates will be back in action on Oct. 31 when they travel to Kiawah Island, S.C. to participate in the Kiawah Intercollegiate in the last fall event of the season.