Golf gets gold


Ana Gonzalez drives a ball during last season’s Conference USA championships. Gonzalez, a super senior from Monterrey, Mexico, was tabbed the Conference USA Golfer of the Week after recording her 13th career top-10 finish. Photo courtesy of Conference USA.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

The UTSA women’s golf team took home the gold in the Chattanooga Classic on Tuesday, March 29, after posting an 869 with two top-five showings. This is the fourth top-five showing for the Roadrunners this season and the first win for the team.

UTSA posted a 297 in the first round of play, highlighted by Ana Gonzalez’s 70-stroke round with four birdies, to lead the Roadrunners. Hannah Holzmann carded a par round of 72. Nicole Polivchak scored a four-over 76 and Camryn Carreon finished with a 79 on the round. Hunter Nugent finished round one with an 80. 

A 67 from Holzmann highlighted round two for UTSA. Six birdies, including five on the back nine, powered a five-under-par performance. Carreon shot a 69 after a three-under-par back nine to finish second on the leaderboard for the Roadrunners in round two. Gonzalez finished round two with a two-under 70. Polivchak finished with a 73 and Nugent closed it out for UTSA with an 89.

A one-stroke difference in the third round booted UTSA to the first-place spot. A 70-stroke round for Polivchak, who recorded five birdies, gave UTSA an advantage. A hole-in-one 17th hole for Ana Gonzalez fueled a par round for the senior. Holzmann concluded the round with a three-over-par 75, followed by Carreon with a 76 and Nugent with a 78.

The Roadrunners finished one stroke ahead of second-place North Florida (870) and six ahead of third-place Central Arkansas (875).

UTSA will return to the link to compete in the Mary B.S. Kauth Invitational at the San Antonio Country Club April 5-6 before heading to Palm Beach, Fla. to compete in the Conference USA Championship tournament April 18-20.