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Playing in wet conditions Monday, the University of Houston-Victoria women’s golf team opened play at the Lions Invitational in seventh place after the first round at the 5,806-yard, par-72 Tanglewood Resort Golf Club.

The Jaguars posted an opening round 372 and were a shot back of sixth place Ranger Community College and 20 shots back of fourth place UT-Tyler.

Angelo State holds the first-round lead posting a 321, nine shots ahead of Western Texas Community College (330) and 14 in front of Tyler Junior College (335).

Jocelyn Villafranca paced the Jaguars with an opening-round 89 and is tied for 19th. Viviana Yzquierdo followed with a 92, while Leah Lerma posted a 95 and Reid Whaley a 96. Jo Ellen Canales finished with a 113.

Tyler’s Mathilde Bertuol and Western Texas’ Kiana Oshiro share the individual lead at 3-over par 75, while Angelo State’s Methilde Revilliod is a shot back at 76. The group was the only players to break 80 on the wet course.

The final round of the tournament is Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.

A former West Warrior gets a conference baseball honor at UHV. University of Houston-Victoria third baseman Garrett Harrison was selected the Red River Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday for the week of Feb. 26-March 4.

Harrison went 9-for-20 at the plate in a 3-3 week for the Jaguars. The junior third baseman from Victoria went 7-for-10 in three conference games against Huston-Tillotson, with a triple, a double and three RBI to help the Jaguars go 2-1 against the Rams in conference play.

He finished the week compiled a .450 batting average with a 0.600 slugging percentage and a 0.520 on-base percentage.

On the season, Harrison is hitting at a 0.333 clip with eight RBI and seven runs scored. He has a 0.424 on-base percentage and a 0.396 slugging percentage through 15 games.

Harrison becomes the second Jaguars player to earn weekly conference baseball honors.

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