Women Earn Runner-Up Finish at ASCs
UT Tyler finished second a year after winning it all.
UT Tyler finished second a year after winning it all.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HORSESHOE BAY – The 29th-ranked UT Tyler women's golf team fired a final round 335 after an opening-round 345 and finished as this year's runner-up to Schreiner University at the ASC Golf Championships who shot a two-day combined score of 676 to claim its first-ever conference title.

UT Tyler, the reigning ASC Champions, sat in fourth place by 10 strokes on the opening day and rallied to jump two spots into second ahead of Mary Hardin-Baylor and McMurry University. The Patriots were paced by a final-round 79 from sophomore Jennifer King, who finished in a tie for third place with a 166 (87-79) and shot eight strokes better on the second day.

Sophomore Callie Rice and junior A. Katie Harris each turned in Top 10 finishes, carding two day scores of 169 and 171 to finish in sixth and eighth, respectively. Junior Jordan Woodruff (85-89) and freshman Meaghan Howell (92-90) rounded out the finishers for UT Tyler who combined for a two-day score of 680 (345-335).

Schreiner trailed Mary Hardin-Baylor by seven shots going into the final day after an opening-round 342 and took the tournament by firing a second-round low 334. UMHB's overnight lead drifted away, as they stumbled to a 355 on Tuesday – 20 strokes worse – to drop into a third place finish.

Schreiner was lifted to the top by Sarah Stilwell's 77 on Tuesday after an 85 on Monday, finishing as the runner-up on the leaderboard with her final round score. It marked the first team title for the University since 2000 when the baseball team captured the ASC crown.

At tournament's end, King was named a First Team All-ASC selection, while Rice and Katie Harris were both named to the All-ASC Second Team.

The Patriots will now await a possible at-large bid into the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, set for May 11-14 at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.