October 6, 2003
Cougars Capture First GLVC Crown
October 6, 2003|
EDINBURGH, IND. - Kallie Harrison (Decatur) and Katie Farrell (Princeton) each picked up All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville shot 615 as a team en route to its first Great Lakes Valley Conference title.
SIUE, which broke the GLVC record for 36-hole score at the league tournament by an incredible 32 strokes, outdistanced second-place Southern Indiana at the 2003 championships by 17 strokes. Indianapolis finished third in the tournament, which was held at 5,814-yard, par 72 Timbergate Golf Course. Defending champion Northern Kentucky took fourth, 24 shots behind the Cougars.
On top of her All-GLVC honor, Harrison also was tabbed Freshman of the Year. SIUE Coach Larry Bennett was awarded Coach of the Year honors.
Farrell, the leader after day one with a GLVC and school-record 70, shot an 80 in day two to drop her to third place with a 6-over par 150.
Harrison finished second after shooting a four-over par 148 in the 36-hole event. She shot a 73 in the final round, a career best. Her 148 also is a new 36-hole individual record for the Cougars.
Brittany Hood's 160 was good for 13th place in the tournament. Kacy Gruenkemeyer, last year's individual champion, shot a second-day score of 77 to vault her into a tie for 15th.
Rounding out the scoring for SIUE was Brittany Auld's 167, which was good for a tie for 21st.
The GLVC Tournament marks the end of the fall season for the Cougars. SIUE, ranked 22nd in the nation, returns next spring aiming to return to the NCAA Tournament.