KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The UT Arlington women's golf team concluded play at the Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Spring Classic Tuesday.
The Mavericks finished the 54-hole, 43-team event in 33rd place overall, finishing three strokes ahead of Tennessee Tech and six back of Longwood. St. John's and IUPUI finished just ahead of UTA in the team standings.
Host College of Charleston claimed the team title with a 7-stroke victory over runner-up Murrah State and 10 ahead of third place Jacksonville. The top three finishers maintained their team placing today after finishing in that exact order after yesterday's second round.
Murray State sophomore Lucila Puente Rodriguez de Austria (Sevilla, Spain), Jacksonville State junior Valentina Geraldo (Ibague, Colombia) and UNC Wilmington junior Lyberty Anderson (Chesterfield, Va.) each tied for medalist honors at 5-under par over the 3-day tournament. The trio, along with Victoria Huskey from College of Charleston and Anna Moore of Murray State, were the only golfers in the 218-golfer field to finish at under par.
Freshman Ava Schwienteck (Magnolia, Texas) opened today's final round at even par through her first nine holes at the Oak Point Golf Club. She finished her final nine holes at 7-over to finish with a 79. Schwienteck finished in a tie for 51st overall at 10-over for the tournament.
Kate Tran (Arlington, Texas) tied for 102nd with a 16-over par, while Sydney Garber (Rockwall, Texas) ended up tied for 158th at 25-over. Junior Rachel Phillips (Plano, Texas) placed in a tie for 169th at 27-over after moving up 31 spots today after improving her score by six strokes.
Playing as an individual, redshirt freshman Allison Wade (Arlington, Texas) finished tied for 188th at 31-over with freshman Madigan Murray (McKinney) placing just behind at 193rd just one stroke back.
UTA returns to action on March 19-21 at the ORU/SFA Spring Break Shootout at Trophy Club (Texas) Country Club. The team plays five regular season spring events prior to the annual Sun Belt Conference Championships, which are scheduled for April 16-18 at Raven Golf Course in Miramar Beach, Fla.
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