UMHB women finish second at TJC Spring Invitational

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McKenzie Ralston won her second straight individual championship this spring. (UMHB courtesy photo.)
McKenzie Ralston won her second straight individual championship this spring. (UMHB courtesy photo.)

BULLARD, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team improved by 13 strokes on the final day and took second place overall at the Tyler Junior College Spring Invitational Tuesday in Bullard. The Cru women finished with a 344-331=675 team total to take second place, 29 shots behind team champion Western Texas College’s 334-312=646 team score. Tournament host Tyler Junior College claimed third place with a 349-347=696, Ranger Junior College claimed fourth place at 394-397=791, LeTourneau University shot 429-384=813 for fifth place and Jacksonville College carded a 456-450=906 for sixth place. UMHB and LeTourneau were the only two non-scholarship programs competing in the event.

McKenzie Ralston won her second straight individual championship this spring. Ralston fired an 80-77=157 to edge two players by one stroke for the individual title. Emily Ming added an 88-83=171 to finish in sixth place individually. Ashley Garbade carded an 84-89=173, McKenna Ralston posted a 93-82=175 and Deana Gonyea recorded a 92-97=189 for the Cru women.

The two-day, 36-hole event was played on a par-72, 5,887-yard layout at Oak Hurst Golf Course in Bullard. The Cru women will return to action with a trip to the CLU Regals Invitational. That tournament will be played March 16th and 17th at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.

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