Harbin Wins Medalist Honors, St. Mary’s Fourth
CANYON – Jessica Harbin fired a final round 77, despite very windy conditions, to win the individual title, and helped the St. Mary’s University women’s golf team to a fourth place finish at the West Texas A&M University/Subway Invitational, played Tuesday at the Tascosa Country Club.
Harbin (Sr., Tuscola) carded the second lowest score of the day, with high winds heavily influencing play. She had four pars and three birdies as she followed up her first-round 73 with a second round 77 to finish at 150 for the tournament, four strokes in front. Placing second was Mari Suursalu of the University of Central Oklahoma, who was tied with Harbin after the first round. She fired a second round 81 and finished with a 154. Janel Baily of Cameron University, Renee Breeze of Cameron and Ashley Miller of Central Oklahoma tied for third with two-round totals of 158.
Elizabeth Brandt (Sr., Scottsdale, Ariz.) shot a two-round total of 170 (86-84) to tie for 21st with teammate Amanda Anderson (So., San Antonio), who also had a 170 (89-81). Marie Hulsey (Fr., El Paso) finished in a tie for 32nd with a 177 (85-92).
Central Oklahoma won the team title with a final score of 636. Western New Mexico University was second with a 645, Cameron was third with a 650, St. Mary’s was fourth with a 667 and host West Texas A&M was fifth with a674. 11 teams competed in the tournament.
The tournament was the final tune-up for the Rattlers prior to the Heartland Conference Tournament, which will take place, starting on April 16 in Dallas.