Oct. 1, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. (SMU) - The SMU women's golf team feels focused and ready going into the first day of the Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by Missouri on Monday.
"We had a good 10 days of practice and preparation for our play in Missouri," Head Coach Jeanne Sutherland said. "The team looks strong and we are focusing on our short games and putting."
SMU will bring a five-girl lineup that consists of senior Melanie White, Juniors Maria Elena Villamil and Caitlin Pisciotta, sophomore Jennifer Park, and freshman Alexandra Rossi. Pisciotta will be making her first appearance this season.
The tournament is being held at the Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., and will span two days, Monday and Tuesday. 36 holes will be played Monday, and 18 during Tuesday's final round. Fans can follow the scoring live on GolfStat.
1. Jennifer Park - So. - Carrollton, Texas
Tied for 21st in the season-opening Chip-N Club Invite hosted by Nebraska... Tied for 10th at the Dale McNamara Invitational... Transferred from Lousiana-Monroe after her freshman season, where she made the All-Sun Belt Conference Team.
2. Alexandra Rossi - Fr. - Austin, Texas
Won the Chip-N Club Invite, her first-career collegiate tournament, helping lead SMU to gain the team title, as well... Her final round of 68 at the Chip-N Club Invite is currently the 16th-lowest individual round score in the nation.
3. Melanie White - Sr. - Colleyville, Texas
Tied for 24th at the Dale McNamara Invitational, her first event of the season.
4. Caitlin Pisciotta - Jr. - Alpharetta, Ga.
Will be making her first appearance of the season at the Johnny Imes Invitational... Finished tied for 33rd at the Conference USA Championships last spring.
5. Maria Elena Villamil - Jr. - Madrid, Spain
Finished tied for 15th at the Chip-N Club Invite... Tied for 55th at the Dale McNamara Invitational.