Women's Golf Surges to 4th Place Finish at UMHB

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TEMPLE, Texas – After finishing in a three-way tie for fifth place on Monday, The University of Texas at Tyler women’s golf team shaved five strokes off its game on Tuesday to finish the 2009 Mary Hardin-Baylor Invitational at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple tied for fourth place with Tyler Junior College.

The Patriots shot a 337 on Tuesday for a combined tournament score of 679, moving them out of a tie with California-Santa Cruz and past American Southwest Conference rival, McMurry. By beating out McMurry, the Patriots ended the tournament with the highest finish of any of the five other ASC teams competing.

Lubbock Christian finished the tournament with a 621 to win the event, while Southwestern (Tex.) fired a two-day total of 643 and was the only Division III school in the 16-team field to finish higher than UT Tyler.

Junior Jordan Woodruff (Gladewater, Texas) and sophomore Callie Rice (Nome, Texas) led the Patriots on Tuesday by each shooting an 83 for a combined 10 stroke improvement from their scores on Monday. Rice ended the tournament with a 168 to finish in a tie for 24th place, individually, while Woodruff had a two-day total of 174 and finished in 37th place.

Junior Katie Harris (Salado, Texas) led UT Tyler in the event with a combined score of 165 to finish in a tie for 15th place, while freshman Meaghan Howell (Hallsville, Texas) carded a 172 for the tournament to finish tied for 32nd place.

The UT Tyler women will now take a week off before closing out their fall schedule on Oct. 19-20 at the Scott Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville with the 2009 Schreiner University Fall Classic.