Belles in Fourth After First Day in Texas
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The Saint Mary's golf team shot a 345 on the first day of the Southwestern University Invitational to stake claim to fourth place.
The host Pirates are in the lead after the first of two rounds of play with a team score of 334 while No. 10 Mary Hardin-Baylor (336) and Trinity (337) are just behind 19th ranked Southwestern.
Paige Pollak led the Belles with an 81, which included the second-best round on the front nine with a 38, to hold third place overall. Christine Brown was four strokes behind Pollak with an 85 on the day after consistent scores of 42 on the front nine and 43 on the back nine to hold a share of tenth place individually. Doyle O'Brien also carded a score in the 80s for the Belles with an 87 (t-16th).
Janice Heffernan turned in a 92 for Saint Mary's to wrap up the team score of 345 on the day. Natalie Matuszak shot a 96 to round out the scoring-eligible top-five for the Belles.
Saint Mary's will look to move up in the standings and make a run at the title in the second day of competition at Berry Creek Country Club on Tuesday.