Sarah Black fourth, SHSU third after one day

Sam Houston State’s women’s golf team sits in third place after two rounds at the Houston Baptist Husky Invitational on Monday.

The Kats had a tie for second place with Lynn College, holding a score of 306 after one round.

Freshman Sarah Black leads all Bearkats heading into today as she sits at fourth place in the individual leaderboards. After one round, Black was tied for first.

“My game was solid on the first 18,” Black said. “My second 18 I got a little tired and slipped into a few bad habits I’ve been working really hard to fix. The pressure got to me a little bit today, but tomorrow is a new day, and I’m going to start with a positive attitude.”

The rest of the Bearkat squad is not too far behind the freshman after 36 holes. Senior Alisa White ended the first day tied fifth in the standings after shooting a 74 in the first round and 76 in the second. Junior Nicole Budnik shot an 81 in the first round, but after shooting a 76 second round, she ended the day at 20th. Usual SHSU leader sophomore Paige Nelson had a slump in the first round but improved in the second to finish at 22nd. Sophomore Celeste Lo rounds out the Kats at 47th place.

“Golf course was in great shape,” Black said. “I’ll be specifically be working on shortening my backswing to get more accurate on my approach shots.”

Southland Conference foe Lamar leads the team leaderboards with Lynn College in second.

The Kats tee-off Tuesday to conclude the tournament.

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