Oakville golfer places 10th in NCAA women’s tourney in Texas


Published September 15, 2021 at 4:53 pm

Oakville native Hunter Nugent tied for 10th place in the Sam Golden Invitational at the Wildhorse Golf Club in Denton, Texas. UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS PHOTO

Oakville’s Hunter Nugent tied for 10th place and helped her University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) women’s golf team place ninth at the Sam Golden Invitational at the Wildhorse Golf Club in Denton, Texas.

Making her UTSA Roadrunners debut, the 20-year-old University of Indianapolis transfer and junior carded an 8-under-par 208 to move up from a tie for 18th place into a share of 10th.

The Blythe Academy graduate teed of the tourney on Monday by opening with a 70-71—141 before firing a personal-best 5-under 67 on Tuesday.

Nugent recorded five birdies during her final round, including four as part of a 4-under 32 on the back nine. Led by the Oakville native’s top-10 finish, UTSA posted a 1-under 863 (286-293-284) to place ninth, four shots ahead of Houston (+3) in the 15-team field.

The Roadrunners recorded a 4-under 284 in Tuesday’s final round, tying for the 10th-best score in program history.
Oklahoma State claimed the team title with a 36-under 828, followed by Texas Tech (-23), TCU (-21), Texas A&M (-20) and Oklahoma (-17) in the top five.

Texas A&M’s Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio won the individual crown (-14).
Nugent and the Roadrunners return to the course next Monday when they head to Knoxville, Tenn. to compete in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship.

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