Aggies Finish Second at Alamo Invitational
SAN ANTONIO - The Texas A&M women's golf team concluded its fall season Tuesday by finishing in second place at the Alamo Invitational.
The Aggies ended the tournament with a final score of 856, eight under par. Oklahoma finished the tournament with a score of 848, an incredible 15 under par. Host UTSA (-1), Tulane (-1), Baylor (+10), Kentucky (+11), SMU (+15), LSU (+17), East Carolina (+19), Texas State (+24), Louisville (+30), Tennessee (+33), Colorado (+58), Nebraska (+60) and North Texas (+65) followed successively.
"I've very proud of the way these girls represented Texas A&M this week," Texas A&M head coach Trelle McCombs said. "They did such an amazing job of sticking to plan all week. OU was just too far ahead to catch after the first round. We did a great job of keeping up with them after that."
Junior Natalie Reeves moved up from a 10th place tie to end the tournament in a tie for fifth place individually. Reeves shot one under par during the third round to bring her three-day score to 213 (-3). Senior Sarah Beth Davis slipped from first place at the end of the second round to finish in a tie for 10th with a final score of 214 (-2).
"This was a great team effort with every player contributing," McCombs added. "I've told them all week that it has to be like that because someone could have an off day and we need to have their back. That's what Sarah did for us the first two rounds and we had to have her back today. I told her in the fairway on 18 that she didn't lose this tournament; she's just learning how to win. She'll bounce back right away and be ready in the spring."
Juniors Katerina Ruzickova and Chelsea Mocio were not too far behind with scores of 216 (E) and 218 (+2), respectively. Ruzickova tied for 15th place and Mocio tied for 22nd. Senior Mary Michael Maggio rounded out the A&M contingency with a score of 223 (+7). Texas A&M senior Aly Smith, competing only as an individual, completed the tournament with a final score of 239 (+23).
"All-in-all, I'm very happy with where we are right now," McCombs said. "We're getting better and better every round."
The Aggies will take a break for the rest of the semester, returning to the green Feb. 15-17 for the Mash Up Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. Live scoring for that event will be available at GolfStat.com.