UHV Golf Finishes Fall Season In Tyler

Jaguar Women Take Second, Men Take Third

The University of Houston-Victoria women’s golf team had all five players finish in the top 10 and posted the low round of the to finish second at the Tyler Junior College Fall Intercollegiate at the Pine Springs Golf Club.

UHV golf finishes its fall season with a bang in Tyler.

The Jaguars posted a final round 323, but it was not enough to overtake first-round leader and tournament host Tyler Junior College who posted a 326 on the day. UHV finished with a 36-hole score of 651, 12 shot back of Tyler’s 639. Blinn College finished third at 695.

Mary Kate Krueger and Mia Lerma each posted rounds of 78 on Tuesday as Krueger finished third with a two-day 160 after an opening round 82. Lerma had an opening round 84 and finished in a two-way tie for fourth at 162.

Victoria Garcia and Jenna Alvarado finished in a three-way tie for seventh, while Jocelyn Villafranca finished 10th in the event. Garcia posted rounds of 85-81-166 and Alvarado had rounds of 80-86-166, while Villafranca finished at 82-87-169.

Tyler’s Odette Booysen captured individual honors with an 80-75-155, one shot better than her teammate Raelynn Hardgrave (74-82-156).

Will Paton fired a 3-under-par 69 final round Tuesday to help the University of Houston-Victoria men’s golf team finish third at the Tyler Junior College Gal Intercollegiate at the Pine Springs Golf Club.

Paton, who began the day tied for 10th after an opening round 73, used three birdies and an eagle to overcome his one bogey on the day to post a 36-33-69 for a two-day142. His 142 left him in a six-way tie for second place, one shot back of the individual champion Parker McCurdy of Tyler (70-71-141).

The Jaguars enter the day tied for second with Blinn College after an opening round 290 and finished six shots back of Blinn at 581 after a final round 291. McLennan Community College won the tournament posting rounds of 277-284-561.

Terry Strickland finished tied for 10th for the Jaguars posting rounds of 71-73-144, while Ryan Morant finished 16th with rounds of 73-75-148. Benjamin Lake and Jacob Flores finished tied for 19th as Lake posted rounds of 73-76-149 and Flores rounds of 75-74-149.

The tournament ends the Jaguars’ fall season and the team will return to action is February when they host the annual Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate on Feb. 16-17.