Tarleton Golf finishes tied for fifth at NCAA Division II National Preview in Florida


Tarleton Golf finished tied for fifth place at the NCAA Division II National Preview at the PGA National in Florida.

Tarleton shot a 638 (+62) with rounds of 316 and 322. The TexAnns tied with Lynn in the 12-team tournament. Dallas Baptist won the event with a 601 (+25).


The TexAnns tied for the tournament lead with 15 birdies and also had 87 pars. The TexAnns were at their best on Par 3’s, recording an average score of 3.23 (+9) on Par 3’s, which ranked second among all teams.

Junie Khaw led Tarleton with an eighth-place finish, jumping 10 spots on the individual leaderboard on the final day to finish with a score of 153 (+9). Khaw had rounds of 78 and 75 to record her second top-10 finish of the season. Khaw finished with four birdies and a team-leading 23 pars in the two rounds.

Casey Leatherman was right behind Khaw, tying for 11th place with a final score of 154 (+10). Leatherman carded rounds of 75 and 79 to register her second top-20 finish on the season. The junior from Huntsville had a strong finish to the round with six straight pars. Leatherman totaled a tournament-leading seven birdies and also had 15 pars.

Sophie Caldon tied for 32nd with a score of 165 (+21) while recording 16 pars and a birdie. Breanna Smith tied for 41st, scoring a 167 (+23) and carding 19 pars and a birdie. Raelynn Hardgrave shot a 171 (+27) to tie for 45th place while adding 14 pars and two birdies in the two-day tournament.

Tarleton will compete in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate in Lawton, Oklahoma on October 22-23.

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