Freshman Maria Salinas tied for second.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga.---The University of Kentucky women’s golf team captured the inaugural Lady Mocs Intercollegiate by a single shot over host Chattanooga in the weather-shortened event. Due to a wintry mix of snow, wind and cold temperatures, the event was cut from 54 holes to 18 at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club on Monday.
The Wildcats shot 325 (+37) led by medalist Mallory Blackwelder. Blackwelder shot a five-over par 77 to win by two shots over Chattanooga’s Maria Salinas and Kayla Stewart and UK’s Ashlee Rose. Stewart played as an individual for the event. The Lady Mocs shot 326 while the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) finished third at 340.
The Lookout Mountain Golf Club, combined with the windy, wintry weather, was stingy to scoring. Temperatures never got out of the low 40’s while the winds regularly gusted over 25 mph. The 57 players averaged 87.53 strokes and produced just 52 birdies.
UTSA’s Allie Jordan led the field with four on the day as the Roadrunners had a team-high 10 overall. Chattanooga led all teams with 35 pars led by Salinas’ six.
The Lady Mocs placed three in the top five led by Salinas (79). Emma de Groot and Christine Wolf tied for fifth at 81.
Maria Juliana Loza tied for 17th with an 85, while Moa Duf came in tied for 22nd with an 86. Katie Taylor also played as an individual tying for 22nd as well at 86.
Chattanooga is off until the Southern Conference Championship April 19-21 in Hilton Head, S.C. The three-day, 54-hole event will be played at Moss Creek Golf Club.