Saturday, October 31, 2015


  Brogan Townend's USA best wins her 

   Conference Player of Week award

                  Brogan Townend in action for the University of San Antonio-Texas


    with some additional words by Colin Farquharson 

IRVING, Texas — Brogan Townend from Blackburn, a final-year student at the University of San Antonio-Texas, has been named Conference USA Player of the Week. It's the first time Brogan has won the award.

Townend posted a USA college circuit career-best sixth-place finish to help lead the Roadrunners to a fifth-place showing at The Alamo Invitational on Oct. 25-27 in San Antonio. 
Townend bounced back from a 77 in the opening round with back-to-back 2-under-par 70s en route to a 1-over 217. Her 70 in the final round was highlighted by birdies on three of the four par fives and helped UTSA register a 2-under 286, the fifth-lowest round in program history.

Over a par72 course of 6,450yd at Briggs Ranch Golf Club, Townend finished in a six-way tie for sixth place at 1-over-par 217 to help the Roadrunners to their best finish at their lone home tournament since also placing fifth in 2013.
In registering a USA career-best finish, Brogan helped  TSA card a season-best 2-under 286, the fifth-lowest round in program history. 
That score closed out an 884 (305-293-286) for the Birds, which was just two shots behind No. 44 SMU (882) and five back of 29th-ranked Texas Tech (879).

Aimee Ponte, a third-year student from Guernsey, was one stroke behind her senior team-mate with a 1-under 71. Aimee had four birdies in her final 18 holes and finished in a tie for 12th with a season-best 2-over 218 (75-72-71).


The Roadrunners, who played the par fives collectively at 7-under, finished two shots in front of TCU (886), five better than Mississippi State (889) and six in front of Texas State (890). UTSA also placed ahead of a trio of ranked teams in No. 11 Texas and M (11th/894), No. 36 Houston (12th/896) and No. 35 LSU (15th/904).

No. 16 Florida ran away with the team title with a 6-under 858 (293-286-279) on the strength of individual champion Maria Torres' 6-under 210 (71-70-69). No. 3 Arkansas was second at 6-over 870.

The Roadrunners will return to action on Feb. 15-16 at the Delta Gamma Challenge in New Braunfels.