Troy Women’s Golf wraps Spring at Rebel Intercollegiate
TROY, Ala (troytrojans.com) – The Troy women’s golf team heads to the Ole Miss Golf Couse for the Rebel Intercollegiate the weekend for the Trojans’ final tune up prior to the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Troy moved up six spots in the national rankings to 93rd after tying for sixth place at the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate earlier this week; that field featured nine teams ranked in the top 100.
Leading the way for the Trojans was once again Fátima Fernández Cano, who won for the fourth time in seven events this season. Cano climbed 14 spots in the national rankings to No. 70 after tying for individual medalist honors, which included a victory over the nation’s No. 4 ranked player.
Cano enters the weekend ranked 18th nationally with a +0.15 score vs. par and is tied for 19th with a 72.50 stroke average. Coupled with her four victories, Cano also has a second-place finish and her average placement in the standings through seven tournaments this year is 5.7.
Gabi Oubre’ has turned in back-to-back top-25 performances for the Trojans after placing third at the Samford Intercollegiate and tying for 23rd at the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate. Oubre’ will carry a 76.13 stroke average into the Rebel Intercollegiate and has been strong in final rounds this year with a 74.14 average her last time through the course.
One of the top freshmen in the Sun Belt, Bianca Lohbauer has the second-best average on the team in the spring with a 75.93 mark through 12 spring rounds. Lohbauer has Troy’s lowest round of the season with a 5-under 67 at the Samford Intercollegiate and is third overall with a 76.82 average on the year.
Becca Horner and Lindsey Harrison are neck-and-neck in the four and five slots for the Trojans with stroke averages of 78.86 and 78.88, respectively. Horner has a pair of finishes in the top 25 this season and Harrison has one with her 19th-place finish at the Samford Intercollegiate. Kalyn Hudson will compete as an individual for the Trojans.
Troy will be one of five teams ranked in the top 100 in the field. Joining the Trojans will be No. 69. Fresno State, No. 86 Harvard, No. 92 East Tennessee State and No. 97 Memphis. The rest of the field includes James Madison, Murray State, Ole Miss, Redlands, Samford, Southern Miss, Tulsa, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky and Yale.
The Trojans will be in the first pairing on the course for Friday’s opening round as they will open on the first hole at 8:51 a.m. along with East Tennessee State and Memphis.