LUBBOCK (SMU) - The SMU women’s golf team shot a final-round 307 to finish in a tie for third place at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 16, wrapping up a rain-filled weekend of golf. The originally-planned three-round 54-hole event was cut short due to rain, forcing the tourney to be cut to 36 holes and two rounds of play.
Despite shooting a tournament-low team score of 291 in the first round, SMU’s final total of 598 could not hold off No. 30 Notre Dame (593) and No. 15 Oklahoma (597). SMU did finish in a tie with national No. 1 Missouri and bested No. 19 Arkansas (5th – 602).
Leading the way for SMU were sophomores Jennifer Ackerson and Laura Cross. Ackerson finished in fifth place after carding a 72-75-147, while Cross tied for 10th with a 74-75-149. Kristina Rothengatter and Lacey Jones were both in the top 10 heading into Sunday’s final round but slipped on the final 18, shooting 81 and 80, respectively, to finish in a tie for 26th. Ashley Deatherage was steady, shooting 77-77-144 for a 36th-place finish. Sophomore Whitney Eckert also played in the tourney as an individual and shot an 81-81-162, good for a 76th-place tie.
Up next for the Mustangs is the Mason Rudolph Championship in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 1-3.