Corinth, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team fired another consistent round, but the Cru could not move up in the team standings and finished second at the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Tuesday in Corinth. This is UMHB’s seventh conference runner-up finish to go with ten conference titles in 19 total ASC Tournament appearances.
U.T. Tyler won its fourth consecutive ASC title after posting a 302-306=608 team total, 19 shots ahead of UMHB. Hardin-Simmons finished in third place with a 318-329=647, Concordia Texas took fourth place with a 335-336-671 and LeTourneau University rounded out the top five with a 374-367=741. Nine teams competed for the ASC Championship in the tournament.
Tori Gatling and Olivia Robinson tied for low individual finish for the UMHB women in their first ASC Tournament appearance. Gatling (76-79) and Robinson (79-76) both carded 155’s to tie for fourth place. McKenna Ralston tied for seventh place after shooting 77-83=160, Cassidy Rawls tied for ninth place with an 81-80=161 and Emily Ming tied for 12th place after posting 84-79=163. U.T. Tyler’s Morgan Loth won individual medalist honors by shooting 74-73=147 to edge teammate Amy Cox (74-77=151) by four strokes.
Gatling and Robinson were both named ASC First Team All-Conference based on their fourth place finishes. Ralston and Rawls were ASC Second Team All-Conference selections.
The two-day, 36-hole event was played on a par-72, 5,881-yard layout at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth. The tournament also likely ends the 2016-17 season for the UMHB women with the Cru a long shot to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III National Championships. U.T. Tyler claimed the league’s automatic bid to the National Championships by winning the conference crown.
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