Women’s golf holds onto sixth place at Dale McNamara Invitational

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

Following the first of two below-average meets, the UTSA women’s golf team traveled to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to participate in the Dale McNamara Invitational on Oct. 10 and11. The Roadrunners concluded the first day of the invitational in sixth place and held on to that position to finish sixth in the 13-team field. UTSA finished ninth a year ago in the same competition.

Camryn Carreon led the ‘Runners by also finishing tied for sixth place individually with a 1-over-par 217. Carreon finished just four shots behind individual medalist Miu Takahashi from the University of Nebraska. Morgan Ellison finished second for UTSA and tied for 10th overall. Ellison fell four spots on the final day, finishing with a score of 2-over 218 and a team-high eight birdies.

Daniela Abonce fell three shots behind Ellison to finish tied for 16th place overall with a 5-over 221. Lauren Rios was the fourth ‘Runner to complete the 54-holes; however, she competed as an individual. Rios finished tied for 59th place with an 18-over 234. Olivia Williams and Hunter Nugent finished one shot apart, with Williams tied for 67th overall (80-81-76—237) and Nugent at 69th (78-78-82—238). 

UTSA finished six shots ahead of seventh place with a score of 888 (303-292-293), two shots behind Conference USA rival North Texas at 886 (292-294-300). Tulsa took first place as a team with an 868 (292-286-290).

The Roadrunners will now play in the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational in Lawrence, Kansas, on Oct. 17 and 18.