COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 21 Texas A&M women’s golf team defeated UTSA in the first Texas A&M-UTSA Shootout after 36 holes at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan. Texas.
The Aggies (303-310=613) shot +37 for the day to defeat the Roadrunners (320-305=625) by 12 strokes.
“I was proud of how the team competed and battled the wind in the afternoon round,” Head Coach Trelle McCombs said after the Shootout victory. “We showed a little competition rust at times, but all-in-all I am proud of how the team fought for 36 holes.”
The Aggies' top finisher was senior Sarah Beth Davis (75-75=150) who won the individual championship at six over par by three strokes over UTSA’s Taylor Newlin. Juniors Natalie Reeves (76-78=154) and Katerina Ruzickova (78-76=154) followed closely with each shooting 10-over par tying for third place. Junior Chelsea Mocio (74-82=156) and senior Susy Grunden (81-81=162) rounded out the A&M contingency with scores of 12 and 18 over par, respectively.
“Sarah really battled throughout the day,” McCombs added about the individual championship for Sarah Beth Davis. “She really played well all day long, she could have put up a really low score in the afternoon, but the shots just were not falling for her. It shows a lot that she did not a couple of those shots to fall, but still pulled the win.”
Four Aggies competed as individuals in the Shootout, leading the charge for the individuals was junior Janell Lysack (78-81=159) and sophomore Kirby Kramer (82-77=159) at 15-over finishing in a tie for eighth place. Freshman Alex Neal (82-82=164) and senior Aly Smith (90-86=176) rounded out the Texas A&M’s group of individuals.
The Aggies will be back in action Mar. 31-Apr. 2 at the San Diego State Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.