Sept. 25, 2013
WOLCOTT, Colo. (SMU) - Sophomore Jenny Haglund carded SMU's top score of the week on Wednesday, a one-over 73, to lead the SMU women's golf team to a 14-over 302 and a sixth place finish at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club. Haglund finished sixth on the individual leaderboard in the 90-player field.
"This was a great tournament for us to start with because the greens were very challenging, and this course demands so much," head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. "We want to be the best putting team in the nation, and we obviously have a lot of work to do. We will come away from this week learning a lot. We need to focus more during the practice rounds on the speed and the terrain. There are a lot of great lessons we can take away from this. I saw a lot of fight and a lot of focus this week. We have a lot to build on, but we obviously have a lot of work to do."
Senior Maria Elena Villamil shot a three-over 75 to finish in 20th with a 13-over 229. Classmate Caitlin Pisciotta and sophomore Alexandra Rossi inked matching 77s on shotgun-start Wednesday. Rossi's tally put her in 26th with a 15-over 231, while Pisciotta finished in a tie for 57th.
Pepperdine won the tournament title by 36 strokes, and defending champion Grace Na repeated in 2013 as well, taking the tournament title by two strokes with a six-under 210.
The Mustangs have a week off before they travel to Norman, Okla., for the Schooner Fall Classic from Oct. 5-7.