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Friday, March 16, 2012

Lady Vols WIN!!

 After two days at home, we boarded another flight, this time for Baton Rouge to compete in the LSU Invitational.  We arrived without incident and woke up bright and early for a 7am practice round.  We played the course last year, so we had a good productive practice round and got a good feel for the course.  We played 3 solid rounds of golf and came away with the VICTORY!  We were tied with LSU with just a couple holes to play, and our girls finished strong and it made all the difference, we ended up beating them by 2.  Erica Popson won again too!  She shot 75-70-69 to earn co-medalist honors with Catherine O'Donnel of UNC.  We had four players finish in the top 10:  Erica - 1st, Nathalie - 7th, AJ and Sara - 10th.  In addition, Kaitlyn posted another top 20 finishing 16th.

On Friday night, our host family, the Bartons, had us over for some Mexican food, crawfish and gator - yummm!

Spring Season Underway!

Finally, after about 6 weeks of practice, we played in our first tournament! We traveled to Hilton Head to compete in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate hosted by South Carolina.  After some flight adventures along the way we all arrived safely and were excited to get started!  We played at Long Cove Club which was a very nice golf course!  Unfortunately it was a little intimidating off the tee and we let that get the best of us and finished 9th.  But a bright spot was Kaitlyn Rohrback who finished 16th individually.

The tournament was awesome even though we didn't play the way we wanted to! We all stayed together in an amazing house in Sea Pines right on the ocean. We got some great gifts, the food was awesome and we had a bunch of great fans from Knoxville who cheered us on! Oh, I almost forgot the best part, a PRIVATE concert for the teams by Darius Rucker!