Houston Baptist takes home fourth consecutive Great West Conference title
SAN ANTONIO -- Houston Baptist had three players place among the top five as the Huskies won their fourth consecutive Great West Conference title by 15 strokes Friday at the Dominion Country Club.
Senior Kelsey Lou-Hing hung on to win her second individual conference title, also claiming the championship as a sophomore in 2011, and headlined the first-team All-Tournament team. Lou-Hing had a five-stroke lead heading into the final round, but shot an 82 for a two-stroke win. After a triple bogey at 10 and a double bogey at 11 dropped her into a tie for the lead, Lou-Hing responded with a birdie at the par-4 12th and another at the par-3 15th to play the last seven holes at 1-under. She finished with a 54-hole total of 236, leading the field in par-3 scoring at 1-over and par-4 scoring at 16-over. She had the second-most pars with 31 and tied for third with four birdies.
Sophomore Rachel Mulkey also earned first-team all-tournament honors by finishing fourth with a total of 242. She shot 79 in the final round, carding 13 pars. Mulkey led the tournament in pars with 32.
Junior Katie Paxton was the third HBU member on the first team, finishing fifth with a total of 246. Paxton fired a 78 in the final round and tied for the tournament lead with six birdies. She also tied for second in par-3 scoring at 2-over par.
Sophomore Katy Kile earned second-team All-Tournament honors, tying for 10th at 253. She turned in an 81 in the final round, recording 10 pars. Kile tied for fifth in par-5 scoring at 6-over par. Junior Jenny Kang finished 14th with a total of 258 and a final-round 84.
Lou-Hing finished two strokes ahead of Utah Valley's Jordyn Dougal, who shot 79 in the final round for a total of 238. Chicago State's Jessica Peatross edged Mulkey for third by one stroke at 241 and had the low round of the day with a 75. Mulkey finished four strokes ahead of Paxton.