The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf improved by four strokes but still dropped two places in the team standings in the second round of the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational Monday in Florida. The 18-team tournament field is made up of some of the top Division III women’s golf programs in the country.
UMHB followed Sunday’s 314 with a 310 team total on Monday and that 624 total is good for third place. Wittenberg University took over the team lead with a 316-302=618 and Methodist University is in second place with a 316-303=619. Huntingdon College is in fourth place after posting 320-308=628 and defending national champion Rhodes College rounds out the top five at 320-309=629. UMHB’s American Southwest Conference rival, U.T.-Tyler, is in sixth place with a 320-312=632 and Concordia Texas is tied for 11th place with a 339-327=666 team score.
Olivia Robinson leads the Cru individually with a 78-73=151. Robinson is tied for seventh place individually. McKenna Ralston is tied for 14th place at 79-77=156, Emily Ming is tied for 17th place with a 78-80=158, Tori Gatling is tied for 19th after shooting 79-80=159, Cassidy Rawls is tied for 47th place with an 83-82=165 and Aubrey Starnes is in 79th place at 87-88=175. Jane Hopkinson-Wood of Wittenberg University holds the individual lead with a 72-70=142 total.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played on a par-72, 5,931-yard layout at Baytowne Golf Course in Destin, Florida. The Cru will begin teeing off for Tuesday’s final round at 9:30 AM.