Mustangs Finish Fifth At Betsy Rawls Invite
Oct. 15, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas. (SMU) - Sophomore Alexandra Rossi carded a season-low three-under 69 to lead the SMU women's golf team to a four-over 292, good for a fifth-place team finish Tuesday at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club. SMU finished the tournament with an eight-over 872.
"We competed well the entire tournament, and I was very pleased with the focus that we showed on the golf course," head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. "Everyone in the lineup played well this week, and the results spoke for themselves. We beat some teams that we haven't been beating this year, but we still have room to grow with our putting. I saw a lot of great things this week from all five players that we can build on going forward."
Rossi finished her round with three birdies and 15 pars on Tuesday, placing 11th on the individual leaderboard. Sophomore Jenny Haglund also finished 11th in the tournament after her one-over 73 on Tuesday. The SMU sophomore duo finished at three-under (213) for the tournament.
Senior Maria Elena Villamil and freshman Katie Page finished in a tie for 48th after recording matching three-over 75s in the final round. Page, who made her collegiate debut this week, and Villamil finished at eight-over with a 224 after 54 holes.
Freshman Lindsey McCurdy tallied a four-over 76 and finished 58th with an 11-over 227 in the second tournament of her collegiate career.
UCLA won the invitational with a 22-under 842, and the Bruins' Alison Lee earned medalist honors with a 12-under 204.
SMU will wrap-up its fall schedule with the UTSA Alamo Invitational from Oct. 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas.