Samantha Morrell Named C-USA Golfer Of The Week For Second Time

April 03, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 3, 2013

NORFOLK, VA-- ODU senior golfer Samantha Morrell has been named Conference USA Women's Golfer of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks. The North Kingstown, RI. native fired a 74 in the final round and finished with a 54-hole score of 223 (73-76-74=223) to tie for third at the 15th annual Pinehurst Women's Golf Challenge at the No. 6 course.

Morrell finished just four strokes back of tournament champion Caroline Lovette of Richmond who finished at 219 after shooting (76-71-72=219) Harin Lee of St. John's was second at 221 and Morrell tied Jessica Welch of Jacksonville for third at 223. Morrell was fourth in par three scoring at 3.00 and finished the event with 37 total pars which was fourth-best in the tournament.

In five of her last six events, Morrell has finished second at Xavier, fifth at Campbell, fourth at JMU, first at the Bison Invitational and now third at Pinehurst. The award is the second of the season and career for Morrell. She was also selected C-USA Golfer of the Week on March 20th. She thus far has a 74.7 stroke average for the spring season.