UHV women’s golf in second place

UHV women's golf team trails TWU at the Claud Jacobs

VICTORIA, Texas — The University of Houston-Victoria women’s golf team was focused throughout the day Sunday in the opening round of the UHV Claud Jacobs Invitational at The Club at Colony Creek.

The players know they probably left a few shots on the course and could be closer, but find themselves in second place just seven shots back of Texas Wesleyan going into Monday’s final round.

The UHV women, playing in the same pairings with the Lady Rams, battled all day with the lead between the two teams going back-and-forth throughout most of the round. Texas Wesleyan however managed to claim the top two individual spots after the first 18 holes and it was good enough for the seven-shot lead.

The Lady Rams posted a 299 score, while the Jaguars are in at 306. Tyler Junior College is eight shots back in third with a 314 in the six-team field.

UHV’s Leah Lerma (JR/Mission, TX) and Jenna Alvarado (FR/Mansfield, TX) share third place after rounds of 74, while Mia Lerma (FR/Mission, TX) is tied for seventh with a 77. Mary Kate Krueger (SR/Cuero, TX) is in with an 80, while Jocelyn Villafranca (JR/Cuero, TX) posted an 83.

UHV medalist Victoria Garcia (JR/Brownsville, TX) posted her career round with a 76 and is in a tie for fifth place.

Texas Wesleyan’s Emily Hunt leads the field with a 1-under par 72, while her teammate Joely Henderson is second a shot back at 72.

Texas Wesleyan is the two-time defending champion of the event, while the Jaguars only win came in 2015.


Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics