Moreno Wins Texas A&M 'Mo'Morial Invitational
March 11, 2007
Junior Paola Moreno won her first career NCAA title by two strokes and helped guide the No. 6 USC women's golf team to second place on the final day of the 14th Annual Texas A&M 'Mo'Morial Invitational on Sunday (March 11) at the Traditions G.C. in Bryan, Texas.
The Trojans, who began the day two shots off the lead, maintained second place after combining for a 304, the third lowest round of the day. Unfortunately, leader and second-ranked Arizona State posted the low round of the day (294) and won with a three-day 893. USC finished with a 904 for its fifth top 5 team finish in seven events.
Moreno, who fired a 2-under 70 on Saturday that was powered by a hole-in-one on the 16th hole, was able to make her second-round, one-stroke lead stand up with her par-72 on Sunday. The No. 16 player in the country was par on both the front and back 9 during a consistent final 18 holes that gave her a 216 (E) for the tournament.
Freshman Belen Mozo finished tied for 12th after a final round 78 (+6) gave her a 229 (+13). Since transferring to USC for the spring semester, she has finished in the top 20 in all three of her starts.
Senior Veronica Felibert and junior Dewi Claire Schreefel each started the day tied for 25th and finished tied for 23rd after they both turned in rounds of 77 (+5) for a three-day 233 (+17). Felibert was the first Trojan to win an individual title when she won the Topy Cup, the 2006-07 season opener.
Senior Catalina Marin rounded out USC's quintet finished tied for 29th with a 235 (+19) after a third-round 84 (+12).