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Golfing Green: Towson's Reich Named Golfer Of The Week

October 14, 2008
Towson senior Morgan Reich, a graduate of Severna Park High School, was named the Colonial Athletic Association women's golfer of the week.  (Towson Athletics)

Towson senior Morgan Reich received the Colonial Athletic Association’s Women’s Golfer of the Week honor after leading the Tigers to their biggest victory in the program's three-year history. Towson captured Marshall University’s Lady Herd Fall Classic championship last week at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane, W.Va.

Reich, a graduate of Severna Park High School, posted a career-low 73 after an opening-round 76 for the Tigers, who led the 12-team field with a two-day total of 620, four strokes ahead of Cincinnati and Radford. Her 36-hole total of 149 placed her second among the individuals, just one stroke off the medalist’s winning score of 148. Reich’s 73 tied for the tournament’s low round. It was also a Towson program all-time low.

“Morgan had worked exceptionally hard to make her senior year something special,” said Tiger coach Brian Yaniger. “All of that hard work is paying off as she set a school record with both her 18-hole score of 73 and her 36-hole score of 149.”

The Tigers were back on the links Monday and Tuesday when they traveled to Midlothian, Va., to compete in the Spider Invitational hosted by the University of Richmond.

“Winning the Lady Herd, the most prestigious win in our three years, has given our team the confidence of knowing how good we truly can be,” Yaniger said.

MSGA WOMEN'S OPEN FEATURES DURAMED TOUR REGULARS

Members of the LPGA's Duramed Futures Tour crowded the top of the leaderboard at the end of the 10th annual Open Championship of the Maryland State Golf Association's Women's Division at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md., Oct. 7.

Stephanie Otteson, from Wilson, N.C., fired a 2-under-par 70, the low round of the tournament, for a 36-hole total of 145 and a two-stroke victory. There was a three-way tie for second at 147 -- Ashley Grier (Hagerstown), Dana Lacey (Wilmington, N.C.) and first-round leader Jenny Suh (Fairfax, Va.).

"I got the speed of the greens better this time than in the first round (75)," said Otteson, 24, a University of North Carolina-Wilmington graduate who is in her second season on the futures Tour.

Otteson is ranked 16th on the Futures Tour money list. Otteson, Grier, Suh, and Michelle Jarman are regulars on Duramed Futures Tour and are all in Braselton, Ga., this week for the Tour Championship.

Of the three at 147, Grier, 24, who set tournament scoring records in winning two years ago, had the low round, finishing 74-73. Her round included an eagle at the 355-yard 15th.

Suh, 23, the defending champion, was even par for 14 holes, before tiring and hitting some bad shots to close the round.

"This was the last of seven straight days of competition and I'm worn out," Suh said.

Kaitlyn Rohrback, a junior at Archbishop Spalding High School, won low amateur with 78-75--153. Rohrback saw some action on the American Junior Golf Association tour during the summer, including an invitation to the prestigious Betsy Rawls Tournament in Wilmington, Del.

Issue 3.42: Oct. 16, 2008