SMU women's golf travels to Puerto Rico for first tournament of season, places 12th with score of 98
Published: Friday, February 18, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The SMU women's golf team competed for the first time this spring, when they traveled to Puerto Rico to take part in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic held at the Rio Mar Beach Resort.
The tournament featured 18 teams from across the nation playing on the 6,300-yard River Course with 18 holes played each day during the three day event.
The Mustangs finished 12th overall after posting a 928 during the 54-hole event.
After day one, SMU stood alone in sixth place and looked to be in a prime position to compete for the tournament's top spot.
However a score of 313 on day two doomed any hopes of victory for the Mustangs as they dropped down to 10th place.
The 12th place finish was the best among un-ranked teams in the tournament.
SMU had a solid showing from freshman Amy Ruengmateekhun who individually placed 16th overall with a nine over (225).
Ruengmateekhun is from Garland, Texas and attended Bishop Lynch High School where she was an All District and All State selection all four years.
Fellow SMU freshman Maria Elena Villamil finished just outside the top 20 (23rd) after recording an 11 over (227).
Villamil is originally from Madrid, Spain and came to SMU after being a part of the National Team of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation.
Also competing for the Ponies were sophomore Felicia Espericueta and junior Jennifer Hooper who both finished tied for 84th place with a 25 over (241).
Freshman Caitlin Pisciotta finished tied for 97th place with a 38 over (254).
The Lady Puerto Rico Classic was won by number one ranked Alabama, who also won the tournament last season.
The Crimson Tide finished with a score of 875 and also claimed the individual champion, Stephanie Meadow.
SMU will return to the course on March 13 as they head to Augusta, Ga. to participate in the Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate.