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ARLINGTON – Ursula Perez fired an opening round 78 to tie for 13th individually, and helping the St. Mary’s University women’s golf team to a fifth place standing after the first round of the Dallas Baptist Women’s Golf Classic, played at The Links at Waterchase, on Monday.

Perez (So., San Antonio) shot a consistent round of 78, scoring 39 on both the front and back nine. Raelyn Smith of Angelo State University is the leader after the first round, firing a two-under par 70. She has a two-stroke lead over Kass McGrath of Cameron University and Katy Ward of Tarleton State University.

In the team standings Tarleton State has a commanding 14-stroke lead over Angelo State (294-308). Cameron is in third place, 15 strokes back, the University of Central Oklahoma is fourth with a 312, 18 strokes out of first and St. Mary’s University is fifth with a 323, 29 strokes behind. There are 16 teams competing in the tournament.

Jenna Wessels (Jr., Katy) is tied for 17th place after the first round with a 79. Marie Hulsey (Jr., El Paso) is 29th with an 81, Alejandra Cantu (Fr., Mission) is tied for 43rd with an 85 and Amanda Anderson (Sr., San Antonio) is 53rd with an 88.

Play will wrap up at the Dallas Baptist Classic with the final round on Tuesday morning.

Team Standings: 1. Tarleton State 294 (+6), 2. Angelo State 308 (+20), 3. Cameron University 309 (+21), 4. Central Oklahoma 312 (+24), 5. St. Mary’s 323 (+35), 6. Dallas Baptist U. 324 (+36), 7. Northwood (Texas) 328 (+40), 8. Texas A&M-Commerce 329 (+41), 9. Newman University 333 (+45), 10. Harding University 335 (+47), 11. Oklahoma Baptist U. 339 (+51), 12. SW Oklahoma State 348 (+60), 13. University of the So 351 (+63), 14. Incarnate Word, U of 354 (+66), 15. Okla Panhandle State 394 (+106), 16. Texas A&M Internat. 467 (+179).

Individual Standings: 1. Raelyn Smith (ASU) 32-38–70 (-2), t2. Kass McGrath (Cameron) 37-35–72 (E), t2. Katy Ward (Tarleton) 37-35–72 (E), t4. Heather Pantalion (Texas A&M-Com) 38-35–73 (+1), t4. Andrea Lowe (Tarleton) 38-35–73 (+1), t4. Emily Leahey (Central Okla.) 36-37–73 (+1).

St. Mary’s Individuals: t13. Ursula Perez 39-39 – 78, t17. Jenna Wessels 41-38 – 79, t29. Marie Hulsey 44-37 – 81, t43. Alejandra Cantu 40-45 – 85, t53. Amanda Anderson 47-41 – 88.

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