Khaw places second individually at ORU Spring Invite, Texans finish fifth


BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Tarleton Women’s Golf moved up one spot to finish fifth at the Oral Roberts Spring Invite, which was held at The Club at Indian Springs.

The Texans had rounds of 308-321-314 for a three-round score of 943 (+91) on the Par 71, 5,915-yard course. The teams played 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 holes this morning. Arkansas-Little Rock won the seven-team, 54-hole tournament with a score of 898 (+46) The Texans finished eight strokes ahead of future WAC member Stephen F. Austin. Tarleton’s five-player roster posted 137 pars and 14 birdies for the week.

Junie Khaw continued to lead the Texans as the senior from Malaysia finished second on the individual leaderboard, carding a season-low 222 (+9). Khaw had rounds of 71-75-76, finishing eight strokes behind Brooke Newell of Missouri State, who won the tournament with a 214 (+1). Khaw has placed in the top 10 in all four tournaments and the second-place finish is the highest this season.

Khaw was at her best of Par 4s and 5s this week, ranking second amongst the field in Par 4 scoring with a 4.07 (+2) and averaged a 5.08 (+1) on Par 5s. She also tallied a team-high 33 pars and six birdies. Her six birdies were tied for third in the 38-player leaderboard.

Alejandra Cambronero posted her second straight top-20 finish as the true freshman tied for 17th with a score of 233 (+20). Cambronero recorded rounds of 77-81-75 and moved up nine spots on the individual leaderboard on the final day. The Marbella, Spain native carded 31 pars and two birdies for the week.

Sofia Rodriguez tied for 29th, shooting a 78-82-80—240 (+29). Rodriguez had 28 pars and a pair of birdies. Rounding out the Texan scorecards were Beatrice Grise, who shot an 82-83-86—251 (+38) and Marianella Moreschi, who had scores of 85-86-82—253 (+40).

Tarleton will travel to Boulder City, Nevada on April 19-21 for the WAC Championships at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.

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