MANSFIELD, Texas — The women’s golf team capped off its inaugural UTA Invitational with a fifth-place finish Tuesday at Walnut Creek Country Club.
“It was really nice; we had a lot of support,” associate head coach Catherine Matranga said about the event. “It wasn’t exactly what we were going for on that [competition] side of it, but just to have as many people as we did is just awesome.”
Leading the charge, sophomore Sydney Garber closed out the home event in a tie for 12th at 14-over par 227.
Finishing up on the front nine, Garber birdied at the last hole to move up four places and register a final-round 73.
“It was really frustrating on that back nine,” Garber said. “I was just trying so hard on my last few holes to make a birdie.”
Sophomore Kate Tran and freshman Connor Howard followed eight strokes behind Garber to place in a tie for 26th.
Rounding it off for the Mavericks, sophomore Madigan Murray tied for 33rd at 28-over, while freshman Abigail Adams took 45th at 37-over.
Freshman Janane Tan competed as an individual and her scores did not count toward the team total. Tan finished the event at 50-over par, placing 48th.
Overall, the Mavericks registered scores of 315-310-308 to wrap up the tournament at 81-over par.
The Mavericks return to the green for their final fall tournament, the Little Rock Classic, on Sunday in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
“Sometimes having a quick turnaround can be good,” Matranga said. “It’s almost like another tournament round the next day. You don’t have a lot of time to fix things, so what do we need to do the next day just to go get the job done?”