Women's Golf prepares for OVC Championship
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University women's golf team will compete in the Ohio Valley Conference 2010 Women's Golf Championship in Dickson, Tenn. at the Greystone Golf Course.

The championship is hosted by Austin Peay State with practice rounds beginning on Wednesday, April 21st. The championship consists of three rounds over a three-day span with round one set to begin on April 22nd. The third and final round is slated for Saturday (4/24) and will close with the team trophy presentation.

The Tigers' practice round is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. and tee off time for the first round is 8:30 a.m.

TSU will look to better their sixth place finish at last year's championship. The team is coming off an idle week after finishing fourth out of seven teams at the Huntingdon Hawk Invitational (4/12-13).

Overall, Tennessee State shot a 716 (359- 357). Jamie Pierce led all TSU scorers and earned a fourth place finish after carding scores of 80 and 81 in the first and second rounds. She finished with a 17-over-par 161 and recorded two birdies and the only eagle of the tournament.

Pierce, on the season, powers the Tigers, finishing in the top 20 on five occasions in eight tournaments played this year. She has finished in the top ten four times which includes three finishes in the top five. Pierce currently holds a team best 82.4 stroke average.

Marie Black and Mya Billingsley are the only returners that participated in last year's championship. Black posted the best performance for TSU finishing 35th overall. Black is second on the team with a 93.8 stroke average while registering two finishes in the top ten this season.

Billingsley follows with a stroke average of 100.3 and has also recorded two finishes in the top ten this year. Billingsley finished 39th in last year's conference championship.

Katelyn Dingeman (102.9), Jatoia Potts (116.6) and Shatara Williams (130.5) round out the team averages with TSU currently shooting a combined 368.8 team average.

The women's golf team will compete in the PGA National Minority Golf Championship from May 6-9 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The Greystone Golf Course opened in 1998 and is a par 72 while ranging from 4, 919 - 6, 858 in yardage. It has served as home of the 2002 PGA Tour First Round Qualifying, Men's and Women's Tennessee State Opens 1999 through 2003, the 2000 PGA Tour First Round Qualifying and the Monday Qualifying for the BellSouth Senior PGA Tour event.

Directions From Nashville: I-40 West to Highway 96 (exit #182) - Take Highway 96 west to Dickson (10 miles) - Right on Highway 70 - GreyStone is 700 feet ahead on the left.

Last year's championship results