SAN ANGELO, Texas – Praising her performance last week as her best was spoken too soon.
St. Mary’s Julia Dickens (Sr., Fredericksburg, Texas) teed the best performance of her career last week in the Incarnate Word Ladies Golf Invitational, only to beat it out in her next contest at the Angelo State Concho River Classic, completed Tuesday.
Dickens shaved four strokes from her former best of 158 in this week’s tournament, finishing at a new career-low 154. The senior’s precision cracked the Top 20 as she finished tied for 19th place and anchored the Rattlers’ 10th-place team finish. Dickens finished the first round tied at 23rd with a 78 and achieved another career low in the second round, shooting a 76 to bump her into the Top 20 finishers for the tournament.
Although the Rattlers shot better the second day of the tournament, improving from a team score of 327 to 320, they remained at the 10 spot out of the tournament’s 13 competitors. St. Edward’s continued to capture the top, finishing in first place followed by Midwestern State and Tarleton State, which housed the best hitter, Isabell Jimenez Perea, who won the tournament with a total score of 144.
Camille Furgeson (Sr., Newcastle, Calif.) finished second-best for the Rattlers, teeing in at a final score of 161 after shooting 80 and 81 to tie for 38th place. Adela Elizonda (Monterrey, Mexico) shot 10 better in her second round at 78, the only other Rattler to break in the 70s besides Dickens, to finish tied in 51st place. Daryn Petermann (So., Comfort, Texas) also improved the second round, shooting an 85 after an 89 in the first round to finish 60th. Bailey Furgeson (So., Newcastle, Calif.) completed the first round at 81 and withdrew in the second.
Competing in the medalist category, Heather Wedige (Fr., San Antonio) stayed consistent throughout the tournament, shooting 84 for both rounds to finish in 54th place.
The Rattlers will continue their fall season Oct. 15th in Kerrville, Texas for the Schreiner Fall Classic.