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UT Tyler Women's Golf finishes runner-up at Jekyll Island

TYLER, March 17, 2014— A day after taking over the top-spot at the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate, the UT Tyler women's golf team shot a combined 317 in round three, finishing as runners-up at the prestigious tournament. Laura Lindsey took first overall in the medalist competition.

UT Tyler, who had won five of the six previous tournaments it played in since September, could not fend off Claremont-Mudd-Scripps who surged to a first-place finish.

The Athenas shot a combined 302 in the final round, winning the tournament by three-strokes (943) over the Patriots.

Lindsey (223) held on to the top-spot she secured in her historic second-day, firing a final-round 76 to take the medalist championship.

On Saturday, the sophomore fired an all-time Jekyll Island tournament low, 68, thrusting her into first-place.

Taylor Sloane (235) finished in a tie for 10th-place, shooting 80 in the final round, while Marina Rhodes (241) fired a 79 in the last round.

Jordan Sloane (249), Taylor's sister, moved up on day three, finishing in a tie for 42nd with a final-round 82.

Freshman Morgan Loth (253) shot 84, finishing in a tie for 56th-place.

Claremont, who is ranked No. 17 in the Golfstat Top-25 poll took the top spot, followed by UT Tyler and third-place Rhodes College (951).

American Southwest Conference-rival Mary Hardin-Baylor (955) finished in fourth-place overall, while Methodist (958) finished in fifth.

The Patriots will have a week off before heading to Shreveport to play in the Hal Sutton Invitational, beginning March 24, at 9 a.m.


Article by Jeff Williford

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