SFA Finishes Tied For Fifth at LeTriomphe Classic
Feb. 10, 2014
BROUSSARD, La. - Stephen F. Austin moved up one spot over the second round of the 2014 LeTriomphe Collegiate Invitiational, moving into a tie for fifth-place among the 18 team field. The Ladyjacks carded a 25-over 313 over the second 18 holes and are tied with host McNeese State with a 46-over 622.
Due to the weather conditions that moved throughout southern Louisiana, Tuesday's final round was cancelled, giving the Ladyjacks their second top-five finish of the season. The 622 carded by the Ladyjacks through the first two rounds gives SFA the lowest 36-hole tournament score in program history, besting the 626 shot at the Harold Funston Invitational On Oct. 10-11, 2011.
SFA finished one shot back of fourth-place Lamar (45-over 621) as the Ladyjacks put some distance between themselves and seventh-place Sam Houston State (50-over 626), which entered the day tied with SFA for sixth.
Freshman Ann Holcomb posted the low round of the day for the Ladyjacks, setting a new personal-best with a 5-over 77 and finished tied for 29th overall with a 13-over 157. Senior Aliece Anderson tied with Holcomb in the individual standings after carding a 7-over 79 in round two, settling in with a 13-over 157.
One day after shooting a career-best 71, sophomore Mackenzie Steiner struggled on day two and posted a 15-over 87, finishing tied for 34th overall with a 14-over 158. Freshman Piper Kyle tied for 38th in the individual standings with a 15-over 159, followed by senior Rose Marie Henderson one stroke back at 16-over 160, tied for 43rd.
Louisiana-Monroe captured the team title with a 23-over 599, including a 13-over 301 on the day, and bested second-place Houston Baptist (28-over 604) by five strokes. Grand Canyon (36-over 612) placed third with the Cardinals, Ladyjacks and Cowgirls rounding out the top of the team standings.
It marks the second top-five finish of the season for SFA after placing fifth at the Sam Houston Harold Funston Invitational on Oct. 7-8. Up next for the Ladyjacks is a trip down to the Coastal Bend, competing in the Islander Spring Classic in Corpus Christi February 24-25.