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September 12, 2003

USI womenís golf hope to stay on record breaking pace
Screaming Eagles host home tournament Sunday and Monday

The University of Southern Indiana womenís golf team hopes to stay on its record breaking pace when hosting the Screaming Eagles Golf Classic at Helfrich Hill Golf Course Sunday and Monday, September 14-15.

The Screaming Eagles are off to their best start since the creation of the program in the spring of 1995. The 2003 USI squad, in three tournaments and six 18-hole rounds, has shattered the team records for 18-holes on four different occasions this fall and the 36-hole record three times.

At the Ball State Universityís Cardinal Classic last weekend, USI established a new 18-hole school record with a team 313 and a new 36-hole record with a 633. The 313 is 18 strokes better and the 633 is 35 strokes better than the school records USI started the season with.

Individually, USIís sophomore Amanda Zehner (Henderson, Kentucky) and freshman Megan Pendergraff (Henderson, Kentucky) are leading the way and put their mark on the USI record book at the Cardinal Classic. Zehner set the USI 18-hole mark for the third time in two seasons by shooting a 73 in the first round, while Pendergraff tied Zehnerís old mark with a 75 the next day.

Pendergraff set a new USI 36-hole mark with a 151 two-round total for the tournament, three strokes better than the record set by Zehner last season. Zehner finished the classic one-stroke behind with her career best 152 over 36-holes.

The duo from Henderson has the rest of the Eagle squad following their lead. For the first time in the history of the program, USI has each player averaging under 90 for 18-holes this season.

In addition to USI in The Screaming Eagles Golf Classic on Monday, the tournament will feature Brescia University, the University of Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, John A. Logan College, Arkansas Tech University, Bellarmine University, Franklin College, DePauw University, and Northwood (MI) University.

USIís team will begin teeing off Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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