Aggies make strong statement at Schooner Fall Classic

Schooner Fall Classic

NORMAN, Okla. – Despite a field that featured five-ranked teams, the Texas A&M women’s golf team placed third at the Schooner Fall Classic here Monday.

The Aggies shot a 2-under 838 [283-281-274] at Belmar Golf Club, including a final round 6-under 274.

“The team knew they needed to take advantage of the scoring conditions today,” said head coach Trelle McCombs. “I’m really proud of the way they rallied at the end today.”

Maddie Szeryk and Marijosse Navarro, each of whom finished in the top 10, led the Aggies.

Szeryk continued her dominating play and finished fourth at the tournament. Szyerk shot 5 under, including a 1-under 69 in the final round.

Navarrow finished sixth behind a 4-under 206.

Mississippi State won the team title after shooting a ridiculous 22 under [818].

A&M Scores

T4. Maddie Szeryk: 5 under [70-66-69—205]

6. Marijosse Navarro: 4 under [70-70-66—206]

T30. Thanya Pattamakijska: 3 over [73-73-67—213]

T48. Bianca Fabrizio: 7 over [73-72-72—217]

T70. Andrea Jonama: 12 over [70-76-76—222]


Up Next

The Aggies head to the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio at Briggs Ranch Golf Course Oct. 26-28.

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SHSU’s Nelson receives conference recognition

Paige Nelson

After turning in two solid tournaments, Sam Houston State sophomore Paige Nelson received Southland Conference Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 1.07.37 AM recognition.

Nelson was named the Southland Conference Women’s Golfer of the month for September.

Nelson won the ULM Fred Marx Invitational, her first win of her collegiate career, and then turned around the following week and nearly won the ORU Shootout. Nelson finished second by three shots.

It’s been quite the season for the Creekview High School graduate.

Nelson has placed in the top 15 in all three tournaments and in the top 10 in two.

Nelson is averaging a 72.6 stroke average this season, which, if she remains on pace, would break the program’s record of 75.03.

Nelson was an honorable mention All-Southland selection as a freshman.


SHSU women’s golf takes team title in Okla.

2014 ORU Shootout

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.


Bearkat Scores

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.

Up Next

The Bearkats host the Harold Funston Invitational Oct. 6-7 at Raven Nest Golf Course.