The Blinn College women’s golf team opened its season with an eighth-place finish at the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Tuesday at The Club at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas.

The two-day tournament hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria featured nine teams and was won by Texas Wesleyan University.

Individually, sophomore Emily Madeley shined for the Buccaneers at 12-over par, which was good for a three-way tie for sixth place in the 51-golfer field.

“I thought the girls had some outstanding stretches of holes during the tournament,” Blinn head coach David Johnson said. “Some were really good, and then we would run into a rough hole with a double or triple bogey. Those bigger numbers hurt us a bit, and the ladies will work on turning those bad numbers into more manageable numbers during practice this week.”

Blinn sophomore Natalie Peebles finished tied for 31st, sophomore Kimberly Tiefenbach placed in a tie for 36th, and freshman Pai Tassaneetipagorn was 44th.

“We were pleased with the effort the ladies put forth,” Johnson added. “We look forward to seeing the progress they make next week.”

The Bucs continue their season at the Apache Invitational hosted by Tyler Junior College on Monday, March 4, in Gladewater, Texas.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 45 NJCAA national championships since 1987. 

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