UMHB Women's Golf wins Crusader Collegiate Invitational

Posted at 8:53 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 21:53:12-04

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team stormed back from a first-round deficit by posting the lowest round of the tournament as the Cru women rolled to a 15-stroke victory at the Crusader Collegiate Invitational Tuesday in Killeen. The UMHB women have now won both of their tournament this fall.

The Cru posted a final round 305 to finish at 317-305=622 to cruise to the team title, 15 strokes ahead of first-round leader Southwestern University’s 315-322=637. Trinity University took third place with a 327-320=647, Schreiner University carded a 335-313=648 for fourth place and Texas Lutheran University rounded out the top five with a 340-336=676. LeTourneau University finished sixth after recording a 344-342=686 and Howard Payne University shot 369-366=735 for seventh place. McMurry University had a player withdraw and did not post a team score in the final round.

UMHB put four golfers in the top five individually. Casey Washmon finished second with a 78-76=154, one stroke ahead of the Cru’s Cassidy Rawls, who claimed third place with an 81-74=155. Tori Gatling (76-82) and McKenna Ralston (82-76) tied for fourth place with 158’s. Olivia Robinson shot 82-79=161 to tie for 11th place, Emily Ming tied for 15th place with an 80-85=165 and Annie Hasselbach was 37th with an 88-99=187. Southwestern’s Emily Campbell ran away with the individual title after shooting 74-71=145 for a nine-stroke victory.

The two-day, 36-hole event was played on a par-72, 5,808-yard layout at Stone Tree Golf Club in Killeen. The Cru women will return to action with the Golfweek Fall Invitational on October 15-17. That tournament will be played at Baytowne Golf Club in Sandestin, Florida.