Women's Golf Finishes Eighth at Mary Fossum Invitational

Sept. 13, 2009


The University of Kentucky women's golf team concluded the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers West Golf Course in eighth place today with a 920 (304-308-308).

Sophomore Ashlee Rose led the Wildcats throughout the weekend and posted a 225 (71-76-78). Although she recorded a double and triple bogey in today's final round, Rose finished tied for 16th. She tallied nine birdies during the tournament.

Senior Kristin Vincent and freshman Ashleigh Albrecht each registered a 76 in the final round. Making her collegiate debut, Albrecht finished tied for 37th with a 232 (79-77-76). Vincent posted a 233 on the weekend (76-81-76).

Also making their first appearances for Kentucky were freshmen Heather Lott and Betsie Johnson. With a 6-over-par 78, Lott shot her best score in the final round of action. She finished with a 245 (85-82-78). Johnson finished tied for 37th with Albrecht and registered a 232 (78-74-80).

Host No. 20 Michigan State edged out the 17-team field and took the tournament title with an 11-over-par 875 (289-293-293). No. 7 Purdue recorded an 878 (291-288-299) to take second.

"Although our young team recorded their first top-10 finish, they are looking forward to getting back to work in order to iron out a few kinks before we travel to Louisville," head coach Myra Blackwelder said.

Kentucky next travels to the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup hosted by the University of Louisville Sept. 20-22. The event will play 18 holes each day.

Stay tuned to UKAthletics.com for complete coverage of the Kentucky women's golf team.