April 6, 2009

ISLANDERS POST SECOND-BEST SCORE IN FINAL ROUND OF CLASSIC

NORMAN, Okla. – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's golf team climbed two spots to eighth on the final day of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Monday as it carded the second-best score of the round with a 313.

After having just one player break 80 in the first two rounds, three Islanders had rounds of 79-or-better in the final round. Ashley Watkins and Melissa Fahey each shot 77s on the final day. Watkins, who had a second round mark of 78, finished 16th as an individual to lead the Islanders with a 54-hole score of 238. Ashley Olynick had her best round of the tournament on the final day with a 79 to tie for 27th with a 242. Courtney Peeler finished in a tie for 38th with a 54-hole mark of 247.

The Islanders' 313 was the second lowest round of the morning behind only Baylor's 306. A&M-Corpus Christi climbed two spots to eighth with a 974 finishing three shots behind Redlands Community College, who had a 971. A&M-Corpus Christi was six shots behind Texas-El Paso for sixth.

Baylor used the 306 to claim the team title with a 942 finishing three shots ahead of host Oklahoma. The Sooners' Kendall Dye won the individual crown with a 225 edging her teammate Ellen Mueller by four shots.

The event was the final regular season tournament of the spring for the Islanders. They will compete in two weeks at the Southland Conference Championship in Lake Charles, La.