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Women’s golf finishes 11th in first spring tournament

The SMU women’s golf team tied for 11th place in its spring season opener Tuesday afternoon in Parrish, Fla. The Mustangs totaled 935 points in a three-round series at the Central District Invitational at the River Wilderness Golf Club.

Missing its standout golfer, junior Kate Ackerson, because of an injury, SMU struggled. However, the Mustangs pulled out a tie with the University of Oklahoma and finished two spots above of cross-town rival Baylor University.

All-Conference USA performers senior Lacey Jones and red shirt senior Laura Cross struggled in the tournament. Jones shot 77-81-78 for a 236 finish, tying for 41st, and Cross ended the weekend with 84-80-78, shooting a total of 242 points, finishing in 58th.

Freshman Tia Gannon led the Mustangs after tying for a 23rd place finish, posting a 77 in round one, 75 in round two and 78 in round three for a combined total of 230. Sophomore Sarah Dodson posted a solid 79-76-79 for a total of 234, to tie her in 340th place.

Lacey Jones and Laura Cross finished 20 and 26 over par, respectively. These scores were good enough to place them in the top 60.

The Michigan State Spartans won the tournament with a combined team score of 892, followed by Texas A&M University with a final score of 902.

Michigan State also had the tournament’s best individual final score. Sara Brown finished the tournament by shooting a 212, or four under par.

The Mustangs will return to the green on March 7 for Texas A&M’s “Mo” Morial tournament in Bryan, Texas. The tournament takes place over a three-day period.

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