Women’s golf finishes fall season at Ron Moore Intercollegiate

Frank Saldaña, Contributing Reporter

Matthew Tate

The Tulane women’s golf team capped off their fall season on Oct. 9 at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Denver in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The team finished seventh overall at the end of the weekend.

Standouts at the tournament included junior Sandra Vazquez, who led the team in scoring, shooting -1 with a score of 71 and a three-day score of 219. She finished tied for 28th overall. 

Three other players landed spots in the top 50: Hannah Rose Bruxvoort and Daozeng Liu finished 33rd overall and earned overall scores of 220. Carlota Palacios finished in 50th after getting off to a slow start and a score of 224. The most recent tournament in Colorado was the last one before the spring season commences. 

The team got off to a rocky start to begin the season. After finishing last in the opening Sam Golden Invitational, the team improved to a seventh place finish at the Marilyn Smith/Sunflower Invitational hosted at Kansas State. 

Three individual players participated in the Hoover Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama. Ruhee Pandit led the three with a score of 234 and tied for 40th. Miriam Emmert and Isabella Cardenas came in 51st and 58th, respectively. The team returned to competition on Sept. 27 at the Jacksonville Classic and finished in first out of an eight-team field. The team finished with a combined score of 870. 

Hanna Liu led the team with a combined score of 215 and finished second overall in the tournament. Palacios also landed in the top 10 individually, finishing in seventh place and earning a combined score of 219. Two more players finished in the top 20 in Jacksonville: Bruxvoort and Daozeng Liu finished 12th. 

While the team did not achieve the same result in Denver as they did in Jacksonville, Florida, they showed grit in the last day of play at the Ron Moore, moving up the leaderboard to finish off the weekend. 

This season has demonstrated that the team has a lot of firepower, with multiple individuals consistently scoring high in every tournament this season. Winning first place at the Jacksonville Classic is hopefully just a taste of the success the team will experience come the spring season.