February 28, 2012

Golf Finishes Third at Islanders Classic

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi golf team posted a third-round 313 on Tuesday to finish in third place at the Islanders Classic, hosted by the Corpus Christi Country Club. UTSA took first at the three-round event with an 888, while Lamar finished in second at 928.

The Islanders had three players finish in the overall top 20. Junior Nikki Dunn (77-75-79—231) and freshman Vanessa Johnson (75-78-78—231) tied for 13th, while Ryann White (75-81-76—232) finished just one shot behind in 19th. Taylor Slagle carded a 32nd-place finish with a three-round 238 (77-81-80), while Lindsay Biehler was 68th (85-88-86—239).

The Roadrunners had the co-individual champions in addition to taking the team title. Summer Batiste (75-74-71—220) and Taylor Newlin (72-73-75—220) tied for the overall crown, while the remaining three UTSA players finished in a three-way tie for fourth. North Dakota State's Amy Anderson was the main challenger for medalist honors, posting a 221 (75-70-76) to finish just one shot off the lead.

UTSA posted 296 in each of its three rounds, the only rounds under 300 posted by any team at the event. Lamar overcame a three-shot deficit in the final round to take second place with a three-round 928 (304-317-307). A&M – Corpus Christi finished just four shots behind at 932 (304-315-313), while Houston Baptist (313-311-312—936) and Bradley (314-314-309—937) rounded out the top five teams.

The Islanders also had three individuals participating in the event at their home course. Krista Fenniak finished in a tie for 40th with a 242 (72-86-84), while Cristina Reynoso was 51st after a 247 (77-89-81). Nicole Shea rounded out the Islanders individuals (89-90-86—265).

A&M – Corpus Christi will return to action on March 9, when it travels to Arizona for the prestigious Rio Verde Invitational. The Islanders will then head on to Las Vegas for the Bucknell Women's Invitational on March 16-17. For all the latest on Islanders Women's Golf, follow the team on Twitter (@IslandersGolf) and Like the team on Facebook (Islanders Golf).

TEAM RESULTS

 

1

UTSA

296

296

296

888

+24

2

Lamar University

304

317

307

928

+64

3

Texas A&M- Corpus Christi

304

315

313

932

+68

4

Houston Baptist

313

311

312

936

+72

5

Bradley University

314

314

309

937

+73

6

Central Arkansas

308

319

312

939

+75

7

UMKC

318

311

314

943

+79

8

Sam Houston State

318

309

318

945

+81

9

Oklahoma City Univ.

321

311

319

951

+87

10

North Dakota State

333

310

314

957

+93

11

McLennan CC

312

323

325

960

+96

12

Texas-Pan American

326

324

316

966

+102

13

Stephen F. Austin

331

327

329

987

+123

14

Texas A&M-Kingsville

360

332

349

1041

+177