GEORGETOWN, TX — The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team jumped out to a fast start in the opening round of the final regular season tournament of the season Monday afternoon in Georgetown. The Cru has a four-stroke lead after the first day of the West Region Invitational.
UMHB carded a 315 team total on Monday to lead U.T.-Tyler’s 319 by four shots. Tournament host Southwestern University is in third place with a 325, two shots clear of Trinity University’s fourth-place total of 327. Hardin-Simmons University is in fifth place with a 356 team score and Schreiner University rounds out the six-team field at 363.
UMHB’s Olivia Robinson has the individual lead after firing a 74 on Monday. She eagled the par five seventh hole and added three birdies on the day to build a three-shot advantage over the second-place total of 77 posted by Southwestern’s Leilani McDaniel. Annie Hasselbach recorded a 79 for the Cru for fifth place, Victoria Gleghorn and Jade Ming both posted 81’s to share ninth place, Taylor Abernathy and Annika Criss both came in with 83’s to tie for 15th place and Cassidy Rawls finished with an 89 and a share of 27th place on Monday.
The two-day, 36-hole tournament is being played on a par-72, 5,805-yard layout at Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown. Teams will tee off for Tuesday’s final round with an 8:30 am shotgun start. The event is the Cru’s final tune-up before the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.