HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - A former East girls golfer makes a big move for A&M-Kingsville.
Junior Madison Lake (Victoria, Texas) moved up 12 spots to tie for 29th and the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's golf team also improved by one spot to finish 10th during the final round of the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational on Tuesday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. at the Mission Inn Resort.
"We definitely turned it around today," said coach Stefanie Gray. "We made a lot of shots and the girls battled to finish off their rounds. It was good to see us come back from yesterday."
Only five players moved up the leaderboard more than Lake on Tuesday, as the junior recorded her third three-over 75 in her last four rounds. She shook off a bogey and a double on her first two holes to play even golf for the rest of the day. Lake bookended a streak of seven consecutive pars with birdies on the first and ninth holes for a two-under 33 on the front nine and also knocked in a birdie on the 15th. She finished tied for the tournament's best score on Par 3's at two-under.
The best overall score for the Javelinas at the competition was owned by junior Kristina Gutierrez (Laredo, Texas), who shot an 11-over 155. Her 11 pars during the final round were a team-high and helped her card a five-over 77, her best 18-hole mark of the year. Gutierrez was also the team leader in pars for the tournament, with 23, a total that placed her in the event's top 10.