Photo Credit: Jacob Stamps - The Bells Facebook
Photo Credit: Jacob Stamps – The Bells Facebook

SPRING BRANCH, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team fired a record-shattering round as the Cru women opened up a 14-shot lead on the opening day of the Alamo City Classic Monday in Spring Branch. UMHB posted a school-record 299, topping the previous low team round of 303 set on the first day of last year’s Alamo City Classic. U.T.-Tyler is in second place behind the Cru with a 313 team total, Schreiner University is in third place with a 321, tournament host Trinity University is in fourth place with a 325 and Hardin-Simmons posted 327 to round out the top five. U.T.-Brownsville is in sixth place with a 330, Concordia Texas recorded a 336 for seventh place and Texas Lutheran rounds out the field with a 358 team total. The two-day, 36-hole event is being played on a par-72, 5,814-yard layout at River Crossing Golf Club.

UMHB’s Taylor O’Rear has the individual lead after tying her own school record with a two-under par 70 on the opening day. O’Rear also carded a 70 in the opening round of last year’s Alamo City Classic. She has a one-stroke lead over Concordia’s Shelby Allen. The Cru’s Kelly Gonyea is in third place with an even-par 72, Ashley Garbade fired a 77 and is tied for fourth place, Kaley Jackson shot 78 to tie for seventh place and Victoria Thane and Elizabeth Davis both posted 79’s for UMHB and are tied for 10th place individually.

Teams will tee off with an 8:30 AM shotgun start for Tuesday’s final round. The tournament will close out the fall tournament schedule for the UMHB women’s golf team.