UTSA women’s golf opens season with back-to-back tournaments

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

A week after the men’s golf team competed, the women’s golf team at UTSA had two competitions in a week. The first was the “Mo” Morial Invitational hosted by Texas A&M, and the second was the Schooner Fall Classic hosted by  Oklahoma University.  

In the season opener from Sept. 20-21, the ‘Runners traveled to College Station, Texas, to compete in the 14-team field. UTSA finished 11th, with sophomore Morgan Ellison getting first for the ‘Runners and tying for 18th overall place. The Roadrunners had a score of 903 (294-295-314), 21 strokes ahead of Conference USA rival Charlotte. Ellison had 7-birdies, helping her go 3-over par with a 219 (70-75-74).  

The next finisher for the Roadrunners was Camryn Carreon, tying for 46th overall with a 227 (77-74-76). Closely behind them were Olivia Williams and Daniela Abonce tied at 53 with a 13-over par and score of 229 (74-73-82). Lauren Rios was the fifth and final competitor for the ‘Runners, getting 73rd overall with a 25-over par and a score of 241 (76-79-86). Texas A&M won the team title with a score of 853, and Kayla Smith from North Carolina won the individual title with a 9-under par with a 207.  

Next, the ladies traveled to Norman, Ok., for the Schooner Fall Classic from Sept. 24-26. The ‘Runners go 13th overall in the 16-team field. Through the second day of the tournament, the Roadrunners were tied for 14th place with Iowa State with Carreon who had an even-par 140 and placed 22nd. UTSA went on to finish 13th place with a score of 852. Carreon remained first for the Roadrunners, tying for 18th place with an even-par 210. Daniela Abonce was next for the ‘Runners, tied for 42nd place 2-over par 214 (70-72-72). Morgan Ellison and Lauren Rios were tied for 49th with a 6-over par 216. Olivia Williams was tied for 66th overall with a 10-over par 220. Florida State won the team title with a score of 828, and Caitlyn Macnab from Texas Christian University won the individual title with a 10-under par 200.  

UTSA will have a couple of weeks off before returning to action in Broken Arrow, Ok., for the Dale McNamara Invitational from Oct. 10-11.