Damage done to USF’s Claw

Just as it began dusting itself off from Hurricane Frances, USF’s golf course, known as The Claw, sustained even more damage from Hurricane Jeanne.

The course, where USF golf practices are held, lost a large palm tree near the first tee box and is littered with loads of debris.

“It’s going to take a while to clean that up,” men’s coach Jim Fee said. “But we’ll find an area that’s suitable.”

In recent action, the USF men’s golf team settled for 12th place in the Adams Cup Invitational after heavy fog canceled the final round Tuesday in Providence.

The Bulls finished 41 strokes behind winner Michigan State.

The tournament, which included 13 schools, had its third round canceled with five holes left to play. Only scores through the second round were counted.

“We were out there for four hours in the third round, which is unfortunate because we were playing better,” Fee said.

Shooting 72-76, Brad Quiri was USF’s top finisher at 16th place. Ryan Shears placed 23rd for the Bulls, who next travel to the Colonial Country Club to compete in the Memphis Intercollegiate on Oct. 4 and 5.

Women’s tennis

A day after breezing past Troy State, the USF women’s tennis team blew past UCF on Friday.

The Bulls swept doubles and took three of six singles to go undefeated in last weekend’s USF Invitational.

USF No. 1 Gabriela Duch also went undefeated for the tournament, which was shortened a day due to Hurricane Jeanne.

Duch, a sophomore, lost a total of only five games in her two matches.