No. 7 Tarleton State wins by 36 strokes at Las Vegas Desert Classic
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Tarleton State won its second event of the 2013-14 season, coming away with a 36-stroke victory at the Las Vegas Desert Classic that was held at Paiute Golf Club and hosted by Missouri-St. Louis.
The TexAnns, currently ranked No. 7 in the nation, fired a 22-over-par (310) in Sunday's first round that was forced to be finished Monday morning due to darkness. Tarleton led by 12 strokes after the conclusion of the first round and then followed it up with a 14-over (302) in Monday's final round. The TexAnns would complete the two-day event with a combined score of 36-over (310+302=612).
Tarleton finished ahead of Colorado State-Pueblo, who finished in second place with a two-day score of 72-over (322+326=648). Ashland (75-over, 651), Missouri-St. Louis (78-over, 654) and Redlands (80-over, 656) rounded out the top-five teams in a tournament that consisted of 14 competing schools.
Isabel Jimenez-Perea paced the TexAnns with a two-day score of 5-over (77+72=149) to win her third individual title of the year and Beatriz Prados followed with a tie for second place with a score of 6-over (74+76=150). For Prados, it was her first top-five finish as a TexAnn.
Sarah Fulfer carded a two-day score of 12-over (8+78=156) to finish in fifth place, while Jessica Pickwick finished in a tie for sixth place with a score of 13-over (81+76=157). Sharon Lau rounded out Tarleton's play with a score of 15-over (81+78=159) to finish in a tie for ninth place, giving all five TexAnn competitors a top-10 finish for the first time this season.