SALINAS, Calif. – The Rogers State women's golf team began the 2018-19 campaign out in California and finished in third out of 10 teams at the Otter Fall Invitational at Corral De Tierra CC. RSU put together a two-round score of 621 with marks of 307 and 314 each round.
Sophomore Jess Whitting paced the navy and red with her seventh top five finish in her short RSU career. The Australian placed fifth at 6-over-par 150 after back-to-back rounds of 75. In the second round today, Whitting posted 14 pars to rank second in the field.
Sophomore Jessica Green just missed out on her first career top 10 as she placed 11th overall at 10-over-par 154. After an opening round of 2-over-par 74 yesterday, the sophomore shot 8-over-par 80 in today's final round. She posted two birdies in the second round today.
Freshman Raquel Flores saw big improvement in her second collegiate round as she carded a score of 3-over-par 75 today. With an opening round of 11-over-par 83, the freshman shot 14-over-par 158 to place 18th in her first collegiate tournament. She was second in the field today with two birdies.
Raquel's older sister junior Mariana Flores was only two shots back at 16-over-par 160 for 21st overall. Flores closed with a 12-over-par 84 in the final round on Tuesday after a 6-over-par 76 in the first round yesterday.
Junior Sydney Murray posted scores of 82 and 84 for a 36-hole tally of 22-over-par 166 to place 33rd overall. In the final round today, the Wichita, Kan. put together a score of 84.
West Texas won the team title at 593 with Academy of Art in second at 610. RSU was third in a field of strong West Regional competition. Academy of Art's Anahi Servin was the individual medalist at 2-under-par 142 to win by five shots.
The Hillcats are back in action at the UCO RCB Classic on Oct. 1-2 at the Golf Club of Edmond in Edmond, Okla.
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3 Rogers State 307 314 621 +45
T 5 Jess Whitting 75 75 150 +6
T 11 Jessica Green 74 80 154 +10
18 Raquel Flores 83 75 158 +14
T 21 Mariana Flores 76 84 160 +16
T 33 Sydney Murray 82 84 166 +22