SANDESTIN, FL – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team saved its best round of the tournament for the final day to post a fifth place finish in the team standings at the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview Tuesday in Florida. The UMHB women carded a 317-315-306=938 score and finished 34 strokes off the pace set by tournament champion Methodist University (296-304-304=904). Washington-St. Louis took second place with a 314-294-302=910, Rhodes College claimed third place with a 319-310-305=934 and U.T.-Tyler took fourth place, finishing one shot ahead of the Cru with a 320-305-312=937. A 17-team field competed in the invitation-only event at the site of the NCAA Division III National Championships. The three-day, 54-hole event was played on a par-72, 5,802-yard layout at Baytowne Golf Club in Sandestin, Florida.
Victoria Thane was the low individual finisher for the UMHB women. Thane posted a 79-74-77=230 to tie for ninth place individually. Ashley Garbade tied for 11th place after shooting 78-79-75=232, Elizabeth Davis carded a 77-81-75=233 to tie for 15th place and Taylor O’Rear (84-81-79) and Kelly Gonyea (83-81-80) both shot 244’s to tie for 42nd place. Connie Zhou of Washington-St. Louis won the individual title after shooting 76-72-71=219.
The UMHB women will play one more tournament this fall. The Cru women return to action with the Alamo City Classic on October 21st and 22nd. That tournament will be played at River Crossing Golf Club in Spring Branch.
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