Lucio Holds Share of First Place at Islander Classic to Lead UTRGV Women’s Golf

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Photo of Julie Lucio by UTRGV Athletics
Photo of Julie Lucio by UTRGV Athletics

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Freshman and Brownsville Veterans alum Julie Lucio holds share of the individual lead after the first day of the Islander Classic to lead The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women’s golf on Monday at Corpus Christi Country Club.

Lucio opened with a first round two-over par 74 before improving with an even-par 72 in the second round. Lucio is tied with Houston Baptist’s Kaity Cummings with a two-round score of 146.

Senior Emma Mesta sits just three shots behind Lucio in fifth place with a two-round score of 149. Mesta posted a first round one-over par 73 before following that up with a second round 76. 

Junior Vicky Gonzalez is tied for 29thwith a two-round score of 162 after posting rounds of 83 in the first and then shaving off four strokes with a second round 79. Senior Michelle Moroles, sophomore Briana Garza, and junior Tilda Green are tied for 33rdwith a two-round score of 163. Moroles posted rounds of 83 and 80, Garza carded rounds of 82 and 81, and Green posted rounds of 81 and 82.

UTRGV is in fifth place after the first day with a two-round score of 619. UTRGV opened with a first round 312 and then followed with a five shot improvement with a 305 in the second. Houston Baptist leads with a two-round score of 592. 

UTRGV will be back on the course tomorrow for the final round of the tournament starting at 8 a.m.

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PlaceGolferRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
T-1.Julie Lucio7472146
T-5.Emma Mesta7376149
T-29.Vicky Gonzalez8379162
T-33.Michelle Moroles8380163
T-33.Briana Garza8281163
T-33.Tilda Green*8182163

*Played as an individual

PlaceTeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1.Houston Baptist290302592
2.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi303304607
3.Southern Illinois305303608
4.Stephen F. Austin300310610
6.Incarnate Word310316626
7.Cleveland State321324645
8.North Dakota State327327654
9.Texas A&M-Kingsville332330662
10.McLennan CC343341684
11.Prairie View A&M347358705
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