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GLEN ROSE, April 16, 2014— The UT Tyler women's golf team shot a 626, capturing its second American Southwest Conference championship in program history, edging out three-time defending champ Mary Hardin-Baylor by two strokes. The Patriots last ASC-championship came in 2009.
The Patriots ended the Cru's three-year championship-streak, shooting the lowest combined score in women's championship history.
Taylor Sloane led the way for UT Tyler, finishing second overall in the medalist competition with a 153, finishing four strokes behind UMHB's McKenzie Ralston (149).
Sophomore Laura Lindsey finished fourth overall with a combined 158, finishing the tournament with a 77 in round two.
Jordan Sloane finished with a 79-80-159, finishing in fifth-place overall while Marina Rhodes (87-75-162) and Morgan Loth (81-81-162) finished in a tie for eighth.
Last year's team champ, Mary Hardin-Baylor (628) finished just two strokes off the lead, as Ralston and Taylor O'Rear (79-78-157) each finished in the top-five.
Hardin-Simmons (687) finished in third, with Dylan Dawson (85-75-160) leading the way with her sixth-place medalist finish.
Concordia-Tx (696) finished fourth, led by Shelby Allen (82-82-165) who finished in 12th-place in medalist competition.
UC-Santa Cruz (700) finished fifth as a team, while Texas-Dallas (733), LeTourneau (767) and Louisiana College (1103) rounded out the field.
Taylor Sloane, Laura Lindsey and Jordan Sloane were named First Team All-ASC for their top-five finishes, while Marina Rhodes and Morgan Loth were named Second Team All-ASC for their top-ten finishes.
UT Tyler will now receive the automatic bid into the 2014 NCAA Championships, hosted by Guilford College, May 13-16 at the Mission Inn Resort at Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida.
1. Texas-Tyler (626)
2. UMHB (628)
3. Hardin-Simmons (687)
4. Concordia-Tx (696)
5. UC Santa Cruz (700)
6. Texas-Dallas (733)
7. LeTourneau (767)
8. Louisiana College (1103)
Top 10 Player Finishes:
1. McKenzie Ralston, UMHB (149)
2. Taylor Sloane, UT Tyler (153)
3. Taylor O'Rear, UMHB (157)
4. Laura Lindsey, UT Tyler (158)
5. Jordan Sloane, UT Tyler (159)
6. Dylan Dawson, HSU (160)
7. Victoria Thane, UMHB (161)
T-8. Elizabeth Davis, UMHB (162)
T-8. Marina Rhodes, UT Tyler (162)
T-8. Morgan Loth, UT Tyler (162)
Article by Jeff Williford
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