Warhawks claim first team golf title since 2014

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ARLINGTON, Texas – For the first time since 2014, the ULM women’s golf team claimed the team championship, taking home top honors Tuesday at the UT Arlington Invitational at Texas Rangers Golf Club.

The Warhawks finished at 6-over-par 870 (285-297-288) to take the team title by 12 strokes over Houston Baptist. It marks ULM’s first women’s golf team championship since the ULM Fred Marx Invitational on Sept. 22-23, 2014.

“The girls played very well today,” ULM assistant golf coach Lana Hodge said. “They all were striking it well, and we had some putts fall.”

ULM placed all five golfers inside the Top 15 individually, including three in the Top 5.

Sophomore Chantal Dueringer placed third at 1-under-par 215 (71-75-69). Dueringer knocked down four birdies on the day on the par-4 eighth, par-4 12th, par-5 13th and par-5 18th holes. She added 13 pars to finish the round at 3-under-par 69.

Junior Jahaanvie Walia followed in fourth place at even-par 216 (69-74-73). Walia also carded four birdies, posting red numbers on the par-4 second, par-4 10th, par-3 11th and par-4 16th holes to go with 10 pars for a 1-over-par 73 in Tuesday’s final round.

Junior Eva Bjornsdottir picked up her first Top-10 and Top-5 finishes of her career, claiming fifth place at 2-over-par 218 (71-75-72). Bjornsdottir had four birdies in the round, going under par on the par-4 seventh, par-3 11th, par-4 14th and par-4 16th holes. She added 11 pars to shoot even-par 72 for the final round.

Freshman Line Petersen earned her first Top-25 finish by tying for 11th at 8-over-par 224 (74-73-77). Petersen birdied the par-5 first and had 11 pars to shoot a 5-over-par 77 in the final round.

Senior Shani White played her best round of the tournament Tuesday with a 2-over-par 72 to finish in a tie for 15th at 12-over-par 228 (79-75-74). White picked up birdies on the par-4 seventh, par-4 eighth and par-4 16th and added 12 pars.

“I’m so proud of all of the girls with how they played this week,” Hodge said. “They have worked hard this semester, so it’s great to see it pay off.”

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