Top Performance #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite
CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2012, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2011-12 school year.
Every Wednesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Mondays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.
Top Performance #10 - Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite
Senior Ryann White had a solid year for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi golf team. Her impressive performances led her to post three top-10 finishes, including second place at the Sam Houston State Fall Invitational.
It was on March 9, at the Rio Verde Invitational though, when White's ability stood out the most, holding the first-round lead with a 71 and finishing with a three-round 223. The seasoned veteran showed her skill and determination by leading the way in the Islanders' fifth-place finish while playing among some of the top golfers in the nation.
White started on the 13th, and began her round going par-birdie-bogey on both 13-15 and 16-18, sitting even on her way to the first tee. She carded a par on 1, and then dropped under with a two on the par-3 second. But her pattern continued, as she followed with a five on the third, setting her back to even with nine holes in the books.
After a par on the fourth, she birdied five and delivered par on the sixth, putting her one under and in sole possession of the lead at that point. She dropped a stroke on the eighth with a bogey, but finished her round with four straight pars to enter the clubhouse even through the first 18 holes.
The Lubbock native shot a 76 in the both the second and third round to tie for fourth individually, finishing with a total of 223 (71-76-76), only four shots behind Akron's Kristen Hill for the title.
White posted a 78.61 stroke average in her 10 tournaments during the school year. She matched the school record with a second-round 69 at the SHSU Invite. She also shot an even-par 142 for the two-round event. She concluded her career with a 75 in the final round of the Southland Conference.
June 13 - #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite