The Tarleton State University women’s golf team earned the program’s highest finish at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships by placing third overall. The team finished with 59-over (300-299-296-300=1,195) according to tarletonsports.com.
“Getting third overall is a great accomplishment for this team,” Tarleton head coach Jerry Doyle said in an interview with Tarleton Sports. “I think we had a shot to finish second, but the back nine gave us some fits, especially hole No. 16. But, overall, we are very happy with third place and having the highest finish in school history.”
In the past, Tarleton had placed fourth at two different appearances in the championship. However, this year the TexAnns recorded a new school record for a low score at the NCAA Championships, beating the previous record of 1,206 by nine strokes according to tarletonsports.com.
Senior Jessica Pickwick tied for fifth place with a score of +9 and set a new school record for lowest individual score at a NCAA Championship event.
Other team members that placed were sophomore Isabel Jimenez-Perea who tied for 12th with a score of +14 and Sharon Lau who finished in 15th place with a score of +15.
Freshman Beatriz Prados and Maraea Durie played in their first NCAA Championship event and they both placed in the top 60 finishes. Prados tied for 36th place with a score of +23 and Durie finished 58th place with a score of +36.
“We had a really good week,” Tarleton head coach Doyle said. “This is a really tough course and it is hard to walk, but I thought we came out and played some of our best golf than we have all season.”