March 1, 2011

White Fourth, Islanders Fifth at American Bank Islander Classic

CORPUS CHRISTI -

The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi golf team finished the American Bank Islander Classic with a fifth-place finish, turning in a three-round score of 913 (308-297-308) at Corpus Christi Country Club. Junior Ryann White topped the Islanders' individual finishers, coming in fourth with a plus-6 222 (73-74-75).

Oral Roberts took home the team title with an 898, posting scores of 294 and 292 in rounds two and three, respectively, to come from behind for the victory. North Texas finished second with a 902 (317-293-292), while Lamar (300-305-298--903) and UTSA (299-298-308--905) rounded out the top four. Sam Houston State (303-308-302) tied the Islanders in fifth.

ORU's Crystal Reeves picked up individual honors with her three-round 218 (74-73-71), while Julia Roth (76-70-74) and Paola Valerio (73-73-74) took second place with a plus-4 220.

Katie Belser turned in a strong three rounds for the Islanders to finish in a tie for eighth place overall, posting a 226 (76-74-76) for the two-day event. Nikki Dunn rebounded from a tough opening round to crack the top 15 at 228 (80-74-74) for the Islanders.

Cecilia Jeon finished 54th with a 243 (79-80-84), while Cristina Reynoso was just behind in 55th with a 244 (86-75-83). Nicole Shea played as an individual for the Islanders, shooting a 263 (93-84-86).

There will be no rest for the Islanders, as they return to action this weekend at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz. The event will be a three-day, 54-hole event, hosted by Western Michigan University.

ISLANDERS INDIVIDUALS
4) Ryann White - 222 (73-74-75)
T8) Katie Belser - 226 (76-74-76)
T15) Nikki Dunn - 228 (80-74-74)
54) Cecilia Jeon - 243 (79-80-84)
T55) Cristina Reynoso - 244 (86-75-83)

TEAM STANDINGS
1) Oral Roberts - 898 (312-294-292)
2) North Texas - 902 (317-293-292)
3) Lamar - 903 (300-305-298)
4) UTSA - 905 (299-298-308)
T5) Texas A&M - Corpus Christi - 913 (308-297-308)
T5) Sam Houston State - 913 (303-308-302)
7) McLennan CC - 935 (309-315-311)
8) Central Arkansas - 940 (312-317-311)
9) Stephen F. Austin - 942 (315-319-308)
10) Texas-Pan American - 952 (322-317-313)
11) UMKC - 953 (318-319-316)
12) McNeese State - 954 (331-301-322)
13) Oklahoma City Univ. - 961 (317-321-323)
14) Eastern Kentucky - 974 (318-327-329)
15) Houston - Victoria - 1092 (371-355-366)
16) TX A&M-Kingsville - 1127 (368-375-384)