Women’s golf finish strong at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

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    After solid performances in the fall, the TCU women’s golf team returned to action with a No. 10 finish at their spring opener.

    Competing against 11 of the top 20 programs in the country at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verde, Calif., the Horned Frogs, now resting at No. 33, snagged their fifth consecutive top 10 finish.

    Senior Valentine Derrey largely contributed to the finish, posting a 74 in her final round with three birdies. She finished the tournament at No. 21 individually.

    Derrey, now in her fourth season at the university, was the only TCU golfer to individually rank in the final top 25.

    The Frogs shot a 305 during the opening round, placing them in 11th place, but shot a 304 during the second round, moving into a ninth place tying with California.

    During the final round on Wednesday, TCU shot a 303. Only five schools shot better than the Frogs during that round.

    No. 8 University of Southern California won the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge with an 876 overall, followed closely by No. 14 Pepperdine who snagged the second place spot.

    The Horned Frogs’ next tournament is the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla. scheduled for Feb. 22.

    TCU vs. Wyoming

    When: Noon Saturday

    Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

    All the action can be followed live on The Mtn.

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