Samantha Morrell Takes Second At Great Smokies Tournament

September 19, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 19, 2010

WAYNESVILLE, NC-- ODU Sophomore Samantha Morrell (North Kingstown, RI.) finished tied for second at the 12th annual Great Smokies Women's Intercollegiate Tournament. Morrell, the 2010 CAA Rookie of the Year finished one stroke behind tournament champion Jaime Ritter of UAB. ODU also broke a number of its school records.

Ritter carded a four-under 140 to edge a two-way tie for the runner-up position between Hannah Coles of Radford and Old Dominion's Samantha Morrell, both of which shot a three-under, 141, over the two-day event. Morrell fired 70-71 for 141.

Lady Monarch freshman Kimberley Bradbury (Derbyshire England) tied for 12th after shooting 145. She fired a 71 today. As a team, ODU placed seventh with a 592. Jacksonville State won the event by eight strokes over second place Radford.

Morrell is continuing where she left off during the summer where she won the New England Women's Golf Championship and advanced to match play at the US Women's Amateur Public Links Championships.

Morrell's 141 is a new school mark for 36 holes, besting the old record set by Ashley Davis (147) in the 2005 Springlake Invitationals. The team shot a new 18 hole record of 293 in the second round, besting the old mark of 297 set at Draper Valley in 2006. The 36-hole team score of 592 is a new school mark besting the 602 shot at the Great Smokies in 2008.

The Lady Monarchs compete i the Seatrail Intercollegiate, Sept. 24-26 in Sunset Beach, NC.

Final Results (24 Teams)
Par 72, Yards 5922
Waynesville Inn Golf Resort

1. Jacksonville State 289-289=578 2. Radford 301-285=586 3. Elon 300-288-588 Western Carolina 300-288=588 5. Gardner-Webb 303-288=591 Middle Tennessee 302-289=591 7. Old Dominion 299-293=592 8. UAB 300-293=593 9. Wofford 303-294=597 W& M 300-297=597 Tennessee Tech 304-293=597 12. Western KY. 304-295=599 13. Appalachian St. 299-301=600 14. Presbyterian 303-301=604 15. St. Leo 307-299=606 16. Bowling Green 294-315=609 17. Winthrop 309-301=610 18. Belmont 315-297=612 19. Charleston Southern 312-301=613 20. USC Upstate 310-310=620 21. SCAD 310-311=621 22. High Point 320-309=629 23. The Citadel 330-304=634 24. Univ. of Mobile 331-323=654

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Jaime Ritter-UAB 69-71=140

ODU Women's GOLFERS T2 Samantha Morrell 70-71=141 T12 Kimberley Bradbury 74-71=145 T44 Gemma Fuster 77-74=151 T73 Kristen Hagan 78-77=155 T108 Emma Gilmore 82-80=162

T73 Connie Farmer 77-78=155 (played as individual)