Little Rock (LR) women’s golf finished 14th out of 16 teams at the three-round Texas State Invitational on Feb. 11-12, the Trojans’ first action since October.
The Trojans posted a total score of 915 (63-over par), two strokes ahead of fellow Sun Belt member UT Arlington and four behind Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Freshmen Kellie Gachaga and Tilde Bocker tied for 37th individually with a total score of 225, 12 strokes over par. A native of Sweden, Bocker was tied for 20th after the first two rounds (1-over 72; 2-over 73). Gachaga, of Nairobi, Kenya, tied her career low with a 3-over 74 in the final round. Bocker reached par 37 times, with Gachaga at 36.
A third freshman standout, Malena Austerslatt, cracked the top 50. Austerlatt pieced together a 15-over 228 performance that included a first-round 73. Senior Emelie Blennow shot a 238 (T-71st), while freshman Sydney Scraba posted a 245 (T-81st).
UTSA won the event with a total score of 854, while the top individual performer was Sam Houston State’s Hannah Alberto. Alberto finished six strokes under par with a total score of 207, followed closely by UTSA’s Julie Houston with a 5-under 208.
Last spring, the Trojans finished last in a 17-team field at the San Marcos, Texas, event.
LR will travel to Rio Verde, Ariz., for the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 22-24. The Dade City, Fla., Spring Break Shootout (March 11-12) and Houston Baptist Husky Invitational (March 18-19) follow.