October 13, 2002
Blake Roter, Hullabaloo Contributing Writer
For the first time in school history, the Tulane women's golf team has cracked the Golfweek Top 20 poll, taking No. 16. This ranking was after a stellar fourth place finish at last weekend's Franklin Street Trust/Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Wave finished ahead of nine nationally ranked programs in the tournament.
Sophomore Lindsay Hulwick, individually No. 37 in the nation, led the Green Wave attack at UNC with a three-round total of four-over par 220. That was good enough to earn her a tie for sixth place in the individual contest. Hulwick simply got better as the tournament progressed, shooting an even 72 on the final day of competition after 74's in the first two rounds.
Junior Carolin Landmann contributed a seven-over 223 to the team effort and took home a tie for 21st to show for it. Her best round was also her last as she carded a one-over 73. Even with scores of 72 and 73 from Hulwick and Landmann, respectively, the best round of the final day still belonged to sophomore Alexis Wooster who entered the clubhouse with a one-under 71. She showed great improvement after her disappointing previous rounds when she shot 80 and 78.
Wooster's 40th position, along with freshman Liliana Alvarez in 27th and senior Kathy Schafer at 41st, helped the Wave finish at the top. No. 5 Duke won the tournament with a score of 13-over par 877, one shot ahead of No. 2 Oklahoma State.
The Green Wave takes their No. 16 ranking with them to Florida today, to play in the USF/Beacon Woods Invitational outside of Tampa. Any improvement on that ranking would again make history for Tulane women's golf.
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