Aug. 19, 2010
By Zachary Stipe, Media Relations Assistant
Mansson secured the European Ladies Team Championship for Sweden in July in Caragena, Spain, by sinking a three-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole in her match against Spain's Ane Urchegui. Her win gave the Swedes a 4-3 victory over the host country at La Manga Club.
Monberg also competed at the European Championship for Denmark, leading the squad to a seventh-place finish. However, the highlight of her summer was nabbing the individual title at the Danish Stroke Play Championship from July 30-Aug. 1 at the Hjoerring Golf Club, carding a 78-74-71-72=295 total.
She also finished third at the 2010 Danish Women's Open Amateur Golf Championship in July, tallying a four-day total of 307 (+19) at the Silkeborg Golf Club in Loretto School, Scotland.
Additionally, five other Lady Vols hit the links over the summer to prep for the upcoming season.
Spurlock, a Memphis native, tied for third in the stroke play qualifying round, firing a 74 (+2), while Henderson, of Knoxville, tied for 35th with an 85 (+13).
In the match play portion of the tourney, Spurlock earned the fourth-seed and easily advanced to the second round before falling to eventual runner-up Ashley Lance.
Senior Rebecca Watson competed on the 2010 NCAA All-Star Team that traveled throughout Asia and played in a variety of tournaments in June. The 10-person squad traveled to Japan, South Korea and China, participated in competitions and gave clinics.
Fresh from each having won individual state championships in May, UT's incoming freshmen, Kaitlyn Rohrback and Chessey Thomas, found success after the completion of their prep careers.
Rohrback captured the Maryland Women's Amateur Championship in July, cruising to a 4 and 3 victory over Caroline Sweet, the tournament's 2008 winner, at the Sparrows Point Country Club in Baltimore.
Thomas advanced to the Round of 16 at the PNGA Women's Amateur Championship at the Clarkston Golf and Country Club in Clarkston, Wash. She finished second during the stroke play portion of the event, which was also held in July.
The Lady Vol women's golf team kicks off the season from Sept. 13-15 at the Fall Preview in College Station, Texas. UT will be competing at the Traditions Club, site of the 2011 NCAA Championships. The Big Orange plans on making a return trip to the course in May for its third straight national tournament appearance.