The Barton Community College women's golf team made a final round run for a third place finish at the nationally ranked packed field in the TJC Fall Invitational held Monday and Tuesday in Tyler, Texas. The No. 10 ranked Lady Cougars opened up the first round at Pine Springs Golf Course with a 342 team score before closing the final round with a 329 to move up a spot in the standings to third at 95-over par 671 in the six team tournament featuring five in the nation's top twenty poll. Host and No. 5 ranked Tyler Junior College took the crown with a 48-over 624 while No. 6 ranked Murray State College finished runner-up fifteen strokes ahead of the Lady Cougars at 70-over 646.
Freshmen Vilma Efraimsson and Mutita Booranakunamanee continued their battle amongst the leaders tying for fourth place in the thirty-eight women field. Efraimsson bounced back from an opening to 83 to fire a 3-over 75 to catch Booranakunamanee's consecutive 79 rounds as the duo finished with a 14-over 158.
Other Barton scores:
T-17th Lucia Rodriguez Zapico (87-85) 28-over 172
28th Kendra Jellison (93-90) 39-over 183
T-31st Miranda Kern (96-90) 42-over 186
35th Gracen Haar-Becker (102-98) 56-over 200
38th Taylor Becker (106-108) 70-over 214
The Lady Cougars will conclude the fall portion of the season with a 9:00 a.m. tee time Monday in hosting the Barton Invitational at Great Bend's Stoneridge Golf Course.