TEMPLE – Ali Walden came within just seven strokes of earning the individual title for the Southwestern University women's golf team Tuesday in the final round of the Mary Hardin-Baylor Fall Invitational.
Walden finished with a 74-84-158 to finish fourth while pacing the Pirates to a fourth place team finish. Iben Hvass of Western Texas C.C. fired a 151 to capture first and help WTCC to the team title as well.
A pair of Pirates earned top 20 finishes as Bernice Leonard and Lauren Boone finished tied for 16th. Boone began with a first day 89, but shot 76 on day two to finish at 165, while Leonard started the tournament hot with a 79 but cooled with an 86 on day two.
Mary Hardin-Baylor finished second in the team standings while Tyler Junior College placed third.
Southwestern takes a couple weeks off before returning to action October 14-15 at the Dallas Baptist Golf Classic. The tournament in Dallas is the final fall tournament for the Pirates who open their spring season March 3 at the Concordia Invitational.