Women's Golf Historic at West Region Invite

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
by Jeff Williford

GEORGETOWN -- The UT Tyler women's golf team had a historic win on Tuesday, winning the West Region Invitational after firing a combined 648.  The Patriots defeated the No. 1 ranked team in the country and fellow American Southwest Conference member UMHB by 18-strokes.

Freshman Laura Lindsey led the way for the Patriots, winning the individual championship after firing a 78 on both days, winning by four-strokes over the second-place finisher.

"This is one of the biggest wins in our women's golf program-history.  We beat the No. 1 team (Mary Hardin-Baylor) as well as the No. 8 team in the nation (Schreiner).  This win means a lot of our girls and our university", said head coach King Campbell.

Taylor Sloane was also strong, finishing in a tie for  third-place after shooting 81 and 80 for the tournament.

The other Sloane, Jordan finished in a tie for ninth-place, finishing the tourney with a 164, while teammate Katie Crawford tied for 15th-place with a 167.

Marina Rhodes finished in a tie for 32nd, improving by one stroke on the second day with a 88.

In medalist competition, Megan Escoe fired a combined 169, good enough for a tie for 18th-place. 

Coach Campbell added, "this win is definitely our biggest win since our 2009 ASC Championship, and we hope to be able to repeat how well we played next week in Lufkin".

The American Southwest Conference Championships are slated for Monday, April 15 at the Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin.