TULSA, Okla. – The Sam Houston State men’s golf team wasn’t the only one celebrating Tuesday.
The women’s golf team captured its first team title of the season, too, Tuesday at the Oral Roberts ORU Shootout at Meadowbrook Country Club.
The Bearkats trailed going into the final round, but fired a final round 299 to surge past Oral Roberts by five strokes.
Sam Houston pieced together three great rounds en route to the title. The team’s overall score, 880 [293-288-299], set a tournament record.
Sophomore Paige Nelson just missed winning her second consecutive tournament by three strokes. Nelson finished tied for second at 6 over with Missouri State’s Megan Furnish.
The Bearkats had four players finish in the top 10.
Alejandra Acosta of Oral Roberts took top medalist honors with a 3-over 216.
T2. Paige Nelson: 6 over [73-70-66—219]
T4. Alisa White: 7 over [72-74-74—220]
T4. Nicole Budnik: 7 over [74-72-74—220]
6. Sarah Black: 8 over [74-72-75—221]
T42. Brooke Fouts: 23 over [79-77-80—236]
Alisa White has finished in the top 15 in all three tournaments this season and in the top 10 twice … Freshman Sarah Black turned in her best performance of her career with a sixth-place finish.
The Bearkats host the Harold Funston Invitational Oct. 6-7 at Raven Nest Golf Course.