SPECIAL TO THE FLASH
AURORA, Colo. (May 21, 2016) – TexAnn Golf finished tied for sixth with a 1190 (+38) in the 72-hole NCAA Championships at CommonGround Golf Course.
Tarleton shot a 301-300-285-304 in the four rounds and tied with Dallas Baptist. Rollins College won the championship with a score of 1173 (+21). Tarleton’s score of 1,190 is the lowest team score in school history, surpassing the 2014 mark of 1,195.
Isabel Jimenez-Perea came in third place on the individual leaderboard with rounds of 72-72-69-72—285 (-3). The senior is the first TexAnn golfer to finish in the top three at the NCAA Championships and shattered the old school record for lowest round at nationals, with the old mark being +9. The Lone Star Conference’s only 4-time Golfer of the Year winner had 43 pars and a team-high 16 birdies to cap off an illustrious career as a TexAnn.
“That’s pretty good what she was able to do this week,” said head coach Jerry Doyle. “I’m proud of how she competed and what she accomplished in her career at Tarleton.”
Gabrielle Shipley of Grand Valley State won the individual title, finishing three strokes ahead of Jimenez-Perea at 282 (-6).
Casey Wild finished in a tie for 32nd with scores of 74-80-72-76—302 (+14). Wild registered 44 pars and eight birdies. Beatriz Prados finished tied for 39th, carding 77-78-73-77—305 (+17) in the four rounds. Prados had 48 pars and five birdies.
Sarah Gee and Kerbey Kipp tied for 47th overall, with Gee registering scores of 78-79-71-79—307 (+19) and Kipp’s scorecard being 79-71-75-82—307 (+19). Gee matched Prados with a team-high 48 pars and added four birdies. Kipp came away with 41 pars and eight birdies.
Tarleton ends the 2015-16 season with seven tournament victories, including its ninth Lone Star Conference title and ninth West Regional Championship in ten years.