Women's Golf Finishes Second at Palmetto Intercollegiate



Nov. 9, 1999

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - For the second consecutive day, the Tulane women's golf team put forth a record-setting performance at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Women's Intercollegiate and came away with the lowest tournament total in school history.

Four of Tulane's five golfers finished in the top 22 places as the team posted a three-round total of 892, the lowest in school history. It is the first time the Green Wave women have carded a sub-900 tournament total.

Included in the effort was a final-round 289, the lowest single round in school history, which helped Tulane erase a nine-stroke deficit and force a scorecard playoff with Campbell. The Camels were declared the tournament winner based on the No. 5 player's scorecard.

Individually, senior Pam Buff blistered the course with a final-round 68 to finish as the runner-up with a 217 total. The 68 was her career low and the low round of the tournament. Additionally, Buff's 217 aggregate was the lowest tournament total in her career, and the runner-up finish was her 15th career top-10 effort.

Also playing very well for the Wave was freshman Kathy Schafer and seniors Catalina Lara and Meghan Bolger. Schafer carded a final-round 69, her lowest collegiate round, in finishing in a tie for third with a 221 total. It is the first time a pair of Green Wave golfers have finished in the top five since March 29-30, 1999 at the Green Wave Classic.

Lara posted her best finish of the year, and her fourth career top-20 finish, with a three-round total of 226. The effort tied her for 17th place. Bolger shot a final-round 73 en route to a 228 total that tied her for 22nd place.

Sophomore Pia Alamaki finished in a tie for 67th place with a tournament total of 242. It was her first competition of the season.

The 54-hole event was contested at Kiawah Island's Oak Point Golf Course, a par 72, 5,843-yard layout.

The Palmetto Women's Intercollegiate was Tulane's final event of the fall. The team will next be in action March 6-8 at the Spartan Invitational in Monterey, Calif.