HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Senior Nikki Dunn posted the best finish of her career, coming in fourth to lead the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi women's golf team to a sixth-place finish at the UALR Women's Golf Classic on Tuesday at Diamante Country Club. The Islanders shot 317 in both the second and third rounds of the event.
Tuesday's action featured the conclusion of the second round along with the full third round. Play was suspended due to darkness on Monday with five holes remaining in round two.
Dunn delivered consecutive rounds of 76 in both the second and third rounds to post a 230 for the event. North Texas' Georgina Mundy earned medalist honors with a 222. Dunn finished just three shots behind second-place Nicole Budnik of Sam Houston State (227), while Julia Roth placed third with a 228.
SHSU rallied for the team title, posting a 298 in the final round to edge Middle Tennessee State for the win. The Bearkats finished with a 937 (324-315-298), while the Blue Raiders were just a stroke back at 938 (324-304-310). Oral Roberts (325-316-306—947), Central Arkansas (319-323-309—951) and host Arkansas-Little Rock (323-319-311—953) rounded out the top five. The Islanders posted a 959 (325-317-317).
Senior Taylor Slagle placed 16th with a 237 (79-77-81), while sophomore Vanessa Johnson came in 32nd with a 243 (87-79-77). Juniors Krista Fenniak (81-85-83—249) and Lindsay Biehler (88-86-84—258) rounded out the scoring for the Islanders.
A&M – Corpus Christi returns to the course again next week, when it travels to the HBU Husky Invitational, hosted by Houston Baptist. The Invitational will be 54 holes, the first 36 played on Monday, April 1, and the final 18 on Tuesday, April 2.