Boerne, Texas (SMU) - Fighting tough conditions and playing without one of its stars, the SMU women’s golf team battled to a third-place finish at the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout at the 6,007-yard, par-72 Tapatio Springs Resort Course. Leading the way for the Ponies was sophomore standout Laura Cross, who finished second individually with a three-round total of 223. Her final-round 77 gave her runner-up honors to Baylor's Josefin Svenningsson, who earned individual medalist honors at 221.
Despite rainy, cold conditions and a 90-minute weather delay, SMU fired a team 314 on Saturday, finishing third to host Baylor and No. 24 Michigan in an 18-team field. The field included five schools ranked among the nation's Top 50 according to Golfstat.com - No. 24 Michigan, No. 29 SMU, No. 38 Baylor, No. 42 Oklahoma and No. 50 Texas Tech. SMU also played without star Jennifer Ackerson, who is suffering from a wrist injury.
Lacey Jones again carded a 77 and finished tied for 15th at 77-77-77-231. Kristina Rothengatter finished in a tie for 27th at 76-81-80-237. After shooting even-par on Friday, Ashley Deatherage slipped to an 83 on Saturday to finish in a 37th-place tie at 86-72-83-241. Whitney Eckert shot 80 on the final 18 to tie for 39th. SMU freshman Lindsay Adams played in the tourney as an individual and finished in 92nd at 94-86-85-265.