Written by Phil Cerroni
Madison Pressel of the University of Texas and Casey Grice of the University of North Carolina are co-champions of the North Texas College Shootout with scores of even-par 71 at Las Colinas Country Club. The players each earn a sponsor's exemption to play with the best professionals on the LPGA tour at the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, April 22-28.
"This is a great opportunity for me to play with the pros," said Grice, a junior at UNC. "I'm a native of College Station [Texas], so I was excited to see the LPGA return to North Texas. I figured this event would be on a course set up longer than we usually play, so I practiced with my longer irons and that really paid off."
Pressel is the younger sister of LPGA star Morgan Pressel.
"Being able to play my first round in an LPGA tournament with my sister will be awesome," said Madison Pressel. "I had to sit out for five months with a torn labrum, so playing this well in a competitive round really gives me some confidence heading into the finish of the college season and looking ahead to Q-School."
Mocio and Ruzickova are teammates at Texas A&M and have earned the opportunity to play in the LPGA Monday Qualifier on April 22 against a field of professionals competing for two spots in the LPGA tournament proper. Mocio carded a 73 and Ruzickova finished with a 74.
The North Texas LPGA Shootout will be held April 25 to 28 at Las Colinas Country Club. The 144-player official money tournament is the Tour’s first in the North Texas region in more than 20 years.
Source: North Texas LPGA Shootout