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Newlin leads UTSA to seventh place at LSU Tiger Classic

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 03/23/2014
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Bolstered by Taylor Newlin's second top-10 finish of the season, the UTSA women's golf team placed seventh at this weekend's LSU Tigers Classic, which concluded on Saturday at University Club (par 72/6,215 yards).

Newlin carded a pair of 71s on the final day and finished in a four-way tie for eighth place at five-over-par 221 in the 84-player field. The senior from Frisco wrote down nine birdies in finishing as the top Roadrunner for the second straight event.

Fellow senior Fabiola Arriaga turned in her third top-20 showing of the season, as she rallied from an opening-round 79 with a 74 and 72 on Saturday to finish 16th at 225. Brogan Townend was one shot back in a tie for 17th after posting a 79-73-74—226 and the sophomore from England led the tournament with 13 birdies. Aimee Ponte and Chelsea Bretcher finished 65th (82-79-79—240) and 82nd (79-93-84—256), respectively.

The Roadrunners entered the final day in 11th but registered rounds of 297 and 296 to move up four spots in the 15-team field that included eight top-50 squads. UTSA's 909 was two shots back of No. 33 Tulane (907), three behind Purdue (906) and four shy of No. 17 LSU (905).

Arkansas claimed the team crown with an 882 (302-292-288) behind individual medalist Gaby Lopez, who recorded a three-under 74-71-68—213 and beat Ashley Holder of Florida and Madelene Sagstrom of LSU on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

The Roadrunners will return to action on April 4 when they travel to Dallas for the three-day SMU Invitational.

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