The Commerce Journal


March 25, 2013

Women place 10th at golf regional tournament

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce had a pair of players finish among the top-20 of the individual standings as the Lions placed 10th out of 18 teams at the Midwestern State Mustang Invitational.

A&M-Commerce posted a 42-over 330-over the final 18 holes, logging an 81-over 657 for the tournament.

It was another successful showing for a pair of Lion golfers as Sara Diaz and Chantry McMahan each finished among the top-20 of the individual standings. Diaz, the reigning Lone Star Conference Golfer of the Week, finished with a 15-over 159 to tie for 13th overall — her third-straight tournament with a top-15 finish. McMahan carded a 17-over 161, good enough to tie for 18th and log her fourth top-20 finish of the season.

Chelsea McCoy was the third Lion on the scorecard, posting a 22-over 166 and tying for 41st overall. Haley Green (27-over 171) and Ali Leasor (39-over 183) rounded out the A&M-Commerce competitors while Holly Jenkins notched a 32-over 176 competing as an individual.

A&M-Commerce began the day in seventh place, but added three strokes to its opening round 327, carding a 42-over 330 and slipping back to 10th in the team standings. The Lions finished four shots back of ninth-place Southwestern Oklahoma State (77-over 653), while besting 11th-place Arkansas-Fort Smith (84-over 660) by three shots to record their sixth top-10 finish of the season.

Host Midwestern State captured the team title with a 47-over 623, besting Central Oklahoma (56-over 632) by nine shots. Oklahoma Christian (59-over 635) placed third while Lone Star Conference rival Incarnate Word and Newman (67-over 643) tied for fourth.

A&M-Commerce will have two weeks off now before returning to action with a short trip down to the Metroplex. The Lions’ next tournament is the Dallas Baptist Spring Invitational on April 1st and 2nd, with full results posted as they become available at

Midwestern State Mustang Invitational Final Results

Place         Golfer        Score

T-13th    Sara Diaz         77-82=159 (+15)

T-18th    Chantry McMahan         78-83=161 (+17)

T-41st    Chelsea McCoy         84-82=166 (+22)

61st    Haley Green        88-83=171 (+27)

T-67th    Holly Jenkins        92-84=176 (+32)

T-83rd    Ali Leasor        90-93=183 (+39)

10th    A&M-Commerce        327-330=657 (+81)

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