Brooks ties for 10th, leads Lady Buc golfers to 6th-place finish at BSC Southern Shootout

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 17, 2004) - Sophomore Kailey Brooks (Bracebridge, Ontario Canada) finished tied for 10th after final round play at the BSC Shootout on Tuesday, helping lead the East Tennessee State University's women's golf team to a sixth-place finish in the 15-team field.

Brooks finished with rounds of 82 and 80 at the Greystone Golf Club, as the Lady Bucs finished 37 strokes behind team champion Jacksonville State. Birmingham Southern, the host team, finished nine strokes back in second place, followed by Mercer.

Birmingham Southern's Caitlin Ogren ran away with the individual title, winning by four strokes over Jacksonville State's Marilen Ruiz. Brooks finished 10 strokes back of Ogren, who posted a two-round score of 152.

As for the rest of the Lady Bucs, sophomores Ashley Barton (Seffner) and Laura Diaz (Aquadilla, P.R.) posted scores of 164 and 172, respectively. Meanwhile, senior Kristen Fletcher (Cookeville, Tenn.) fired a 172 and freshman Vanessa Breeding (Morristown, Tenn.) ended at 173.

The BSC Shootout marked the Lady Bucs first event of the spring season, and they will return to action March 6-7 at the Lady Terrier Intercollegiate in Spartanburg, S.C.

SBC Shootout
Greystone Golf Club (Par 72, 5820 Yards)
Birmingham, Ala.
Team Results
1. Jacksonville State 326-307=633
2. Birmingham Southern 325-317=642
3. Mercer 330-316=646
4. New Orleans 329-327=656
5. Tennessee Tech 335-334=669
6. ETSU 337-333=670
7. High Point 343-329=672
8. Troy State 349-328=677
9. South Alabama 343-343=686
10. Eastern Illinois 355-340=695
11. Jackson State 357-341=698
12. Samford 368-344=712
13. Arkansas Tech 378-354=732
14. Montevallo 379-374=753
15. Centennary DNF
Individual Top 5
1. Caitlin Ogren, BSU 75-77=152 +8
2. Marilen Ruiz, Jack. St. 80-76=156 +12
3. Colette Murray, Jack. St. 82-76=158 +14
  Amanda Minchin, E. Ill. 82-76=158 +14
  Ashley Harris, Mercer 80-78=158 +14
ETSU Results
T10. Kailey Brooks 82-80=162 +18
T16. Ashley Barton 85-79=164 +20
T38. Laura Diaz 82-90=172 +28
T41. Kristen Fletcher 88-85=173 +29
T54. Vanessa Breeding 90-89=179 +35
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