Tangtiphaiboontana Finishes Fourth, Leads U.S. To Bronze
Aug. 17, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- The U.S. Women's Golf Team claimed the bronze medal today in team competition at the 2007 Summer World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand.
Leading the trio was former Cardinal standout Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana (Long Beach, Calif.), who shot a 71 in the final round, tying for the low on the day. She finished in fourth place overall with a four-round total of 299 (83-71-74-71/+11). She was two shots shy of a medal, while Ireland's Danielle McVeigh took gold with a four-over 292.
Only two shots separated the top three women's teams as Mexico claimed gold with a score of 601, followed by Ireland at 602.
Tangtiphaiboontana combined with Mary Jacobs and Selanee Henderson for a four-round total of 603 at the Water Mill Golf & Gardens course. Jacobs finished tied for seventh in the women's field with a four-day total of 304. Henderson ended 45th at 345.
'It has been a great experience,' said Tangtiphaiboontana. 'The people here have just been amazing - I've never experienced such warmth from such a huge amount of people, and Selanee and Mary feel the same way. Of course we wish we would have won the gold, but coming back from how we played the first day, this was a great honor.'
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The 2007 Summer World University Games run from August 8-18. Team USA consists of 144 athletes - 68 women and 76 men. Overall, more than 140 countries are participating, and nearly 8,000 athletes competing. The World University Games or Universiade, which include both summer and winter versions, are held every two years for student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28. Eligible athletes must be registered for a full course of study at a university or have obtained their degrees within a year of the Games. The World University Games, sponsored by FISU, the International University Sport Federation, bring together top collegiate athletes from around the world for 11 days of competition in a multi-sport Olympic-style event. The U.S. entered the Summer World University Games for the first time in 1965 and hosted the 1993 Games in Buffalo, N.Y.