W. Golf: Commodores Finish Second at Stanford

<b>STANFORD, Calif.</b> - The Vanderbilt women's golf team took a second place finish at the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate Tournament today with a total score of 887 (302-293-292), just two shots behind champion California(296-295-294ˆ5).

The Commodores entered the final round in third place (595), six shots behind leader Washington (589) and four shots behind second place California (591)"We made up two shots on California today, but it just wasn't enough," Head Coach Martha Freitag said. "You have to give California credit because they played a great round of golf. We had a tough start, but we fought back and I am really proud of this team."

The Commodores were in fourth place after round one with a score of 302 and shot a 293 in second round action. VU's third round 292 was the lowest round of the tournament (tied with Arizona's third round).Juniors Sarah Jacobs (74-77-69"0) and Courtney Wood (71-75-74"0) finished in a tie for fourth place, while freshman May Wood (80-69-74"3) finished in a tie for 13th. Senior Nicki Cutler shot a 227 (80-72-75) for 26th place and sophomore Veronica Yatco finished in 45th place with a 233 (77-79-77).

Jacobs shot a round of 69 today, while Courtney Wood shot a 74. Courtney Wood had a slow start shooting a +6 on the front nine, but responded with a -4 on the back nine."Courtney's back nine made a big difference for the team to finish second.

The team played good and had a really solid day. Everyone made big contributions to our finish," Freitag added."The best thing is that we haven't peaked yet," Freitag said. "When we put it all together, it will be a fun day."The Commodores end their Fall portion of the schedule Nov. 1-3 at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational at Auburn, Ala.

Top Five Teams
1   California	296 295	294 885	+21
2   Vanderbilt	302 293	292 887	+23
3   Washington	295 294	301 890	+26
4   New Mexico	307 294	295 896	+32
5   Arizona	307 301 292 900	+36

Vanderbilt Top Finishers

T4  Sarah Jacobs  74 77 69 220
T4  Courtney Wood 71 75 74 220
T13 May Wood      80 69	74 223
T26 Nicki Cutler  80 72	75 227 
T45 Veronica Yatco77 79	77 233

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