Led by Shelby Hardy and Meghan Stevens who finished fifth and sixth respectively in the individual competition, the Sam Houston State women’s golf team finished as the runner-up at the Koasati Pines Classic hosted by McNeese State Monday and Tuesday (Feb 15 & 16).
Lamar held off a final round charge by the Bearkats to win the title by one stroke. Sam Houston put together a final round score of 301, seven strokes ahead of the Cardinals.
But Lamar took home the winner’s trophy with 54-hole total of 320-307-308—935. Sam Houston’s second place total was 314-321-301 936.
Cold temperatures and wet grounds hindered the golfers Monday during the opening round of the McNeese State Koasati Pines women’s collegiate tournament. The golfers had to complete the second round Tuesday morning before playing the final 18.
UTSA placed third with a 943 team score followed by Houston Baptist 947, Louisiana-Monroe 950, South Alabama and McLennan 964, Central Arkansas 969, A&M-Corpus Christi 971, McNeese 985, Redlands 986, Dallas Baptist 1016, Stephen F. Austin 1017 and Centenary 1028.
Julie Aime of Lamar was the individual medalist with a score of 80-73-71—224. Sam Houston individual scores and finishes were Shelby Hardy 5th 78-77-74—229, Meghan Stevens 6th 79-81-70—230, 13th Jessica Borth 77-82-78—237, Landa Stewart 23rd 80-81-79—240 and Meghan Musk 41st 82-86-79—247. The tournament was the first of the spring semester for the Bearkats. The Bearkats travel to Corpus Christi next for the Islander Classic, Feb 28 through March 2, hosted by Texas A&M Corpus Christi.