Feb. 14, 2012
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (SMU) – The SMU women’s golf completed play at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic today, carding a combined 313 and finishing in a tie for 10th place with No. 40 Kent State. The Mustangs finished four strokes ahead of No. 50 Michigan and nine strokes ahead of No. 33 TCU.
For the second round in a row, Taylor Moreno led the Mustangs, shooting four-over (76). The freshman completed her first tournament at SMU tied for 44th place, carding a 233.
The Ponies’ three-day leader was Felicia Espericueta shooting a 229, 13-over. The junior finished tied for 30th. Senior Jennifer Hooper was SMU’s third competitor ending the tournament inside the Top 50. Hooper was 8-over for the round, finishing with a 233 (17-over) for the tournament and was tied for 44th place with Moreno.
“It was a bit windier and the conditions were tougher so we needed to play smarter shots” SMU head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. “We gave up some shots today that we probably shouldn’t have. We’re going to look at our course management more prior to the next event. Overall, I’m proud of girls as all five had a great attitude throughout the three days. We got by some good teams today. It’s a good sign that we’re starting to beat some teams that are ranked so we’re going to continue to work to move in that direction.”
SMU will return to Dallas, Texas as the team will host a dual match against Missouri State at the Dallas Athletic Club on Feb. 19 with rounds beginning at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. CT.