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Women’s golf finishes 3rd at C-USA tourney

As day three of the Conference USA Women’s Golf Championships drew to a close Wednesday afternoon, SMU hung on to capture third place overall in the championship.

Finishing with a final score of 932, the Mustangs made their final move, up one spot from the previous day. Senior Lacey Jones and freshman Paige Martin finished among the top 10, with scores of 229 and 230, respectively.

The championship was held on the 72-par, 6,294-yard course at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso, Texas.

Freshman Tia Gannon finished the championship tied at 14th with Mayule Tomimbang from the University of Central Florida, with a final combined score of 235. Senior Laura Cross and sophomore Sarah Dodson fell in the final round, both with scores of 84. Cross finished in 23rd place, with Dodson trailing behind at 29th.

Tulsa continued its reign from the previous round, winning the championship with a final score of 904. Tulsa also received an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Tulsa’s Woeri Shin was named the championship’s best individual player with an overall score of 220.

Beginning on Monday, SMU took advantage of its high rank, as it continued to climb its way to the top through a total of three rounds.

On day one, Jones hit an opening-round 74 to put her just two strokes behind the leader. After shooting just two under par, Jones was tied for sixth place.

Dodson, Gannon and Martin all shot six over par for a score of 78, tying all three golfers at 26th. Senior Laura Cross shot an 80, putting her in 35th place.

After round one, the Mustangs accumulated a score of 308, putting them in seventh place, but just seven shots over par.

On day two of the series, the Mustangs advanced three spots to place them in the fourth spot of the championship with 618 points. Tulsa remained in the lead with a team score of 601. Individuals from East Carolina and Tulsa shared the lead with scores of 147 each.

Jones posted a second-round score of 78, tying her in eighth place with a combined score of 152 from round one. Cross improved from her first-round score, posting the Mustangs’ lowest score of the day with a 76, tying her in 19th place with a two-round score of 156.

Gannon broke into the top 20, tying at the 16th spot with a score of 155. Martin shot her way into 21st with a combined score of 157. Gaining 310 more points after round two, SMU remained grounded within the top four teams.

East Carolina University finished in second with an overall score of 922, just 10 strokes better than the Mustangs. The University of Central Florida came in at fourth place, posting 945 overall.

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