ISLANDERS HEAD TO MISSOURI FOR PAYNE STEWART MEMORIAL

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's golf team heads to the Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Mo. for its second tournament of the fall. The three-round tournament begins on Monday with 36 holes on the par-72 Rivercut Golf Club with the final 18 on Tuesday.

The tournament is the second of the season for the Islanders, who opened at the "Mo" Morial Tournament at Texas A&M just over a week ago. Rain shortened the three-round tournament to 18 holes with A&M-Corpus Christi finishing ninth. Ashley Watkins led the Islanders in the opener with a 5-over 77.

Islander head coach Carol Blackmar is looking at the tournament as a fresh beginning.

"We got off the plane yesterday and it was raining again, so hopefully the tournament won't be a continuation in that sense," said Blackmar. "We struggled with our short game in the first tournament. It doesn't matter how well you hit the ball if you don't have a short game. We threw away to many shots in the first tournament so we've worked on that quite a bit since."

The Islander women will compete in two more events before concluding the fall. They head to Sam Houston State for a tournament Oct. 12-13 before closing out the fall in Florida at the Pat Bradley Invitational in Fort Myers.