TEMPLE, Texas The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team could not close the gap on the first round leader and the Cru finished in second place on the final day of the Lady Crusader Invitational Tuesday in Glen Rose. The tournament was played on the host course for the 2019 American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
UMHB finished with a 318-320=638 team total to finish in second, 15 strokes behind Hardin-Simmons University’s winning score of 311-312=623. Concordia Texas took third place with a 332-321=653, Texas Lutheran University’s 335-325=660 was good for fourth place and East Texas Baptist University rounded out the top five with a 336-331=667. Eight teams competed in the tournament.
Olivia Robinson finished in second place individually to lead the Cru women with a 79-73=152. That 73 matched the lowest round of the tournament. Heidi Moser of Hardin-Simmons won individual medalist honors after firing a 74-76=150 to edge Robinson by two shots. Cassidy Rawls finished in eighth place after firing a 77-82=159 and Jade Ming tied for ninth place for the Cru after posting 81-79=160. Taylor Abernathy (80-84), Victoria Gleghorn (78-86) and Annie Hasselbach (84-80) all tied for 13th place with 164’s. Annika Criss carded an 85-81=166 to tie for 21st place and Macy Mitchell shot 84-85=169 to finish in 29th place
The two-day, 36-hole tournament was played on a par-72, 5,846-yard layout on the Comanche Lakes Course at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose. The Cru women will return to action with the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational. That tournament will be played October 13-16 at Baytowne Golf Course in Destin, Florida and will close out UMHB’s fall schedule.