The Bowling Green State University women's golf team carded a low team round of 299, +15, on Sunday to finish in ninth-place overall at the 12th annual Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational hosted by Western Michigan at the Quail Run Golf Course at the Rio Verde Country Club in Rio Verde, Ariz.
The Falcons, along with Xavier, posted a team low round of 299, +15, over the third and final round of play on Sunday morning. Bowling Green carded team scores of 309, 318 and 299 to finish in ninth-place overall for the 54-hole event with a combined team score of 926, +74.
BGSU finished ahead of Northern Illinois (927), Ohio (928), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (940), Bradley (945), Akron (953), UMKC (955), Missouri State (958), Arkansas-Little Rock (960) and Illinois State (965).
BGSU's Lily Bartell bounced back from her second round 85, +14, on Saturday, to shoot a 74, +3, on Sunday. The sophomore posted rounds of 73, 85 and 74 to finish with a 54-hole score of 232, +19, as she carded 16 pars on day three en route to her 74, +3, good enough to place in a tie for 28th overall.
Shelby Wilson shot a third round 76, +5, over the final 18-holes to card a combined 54-hole score of 233, +20, (78-79-76) to finish in a tie for 33rd-place overall, while fellow junior Patricia Holt also posted a BGSU low round 74, +3, on Sunday to finish in a tie at 37th-place overall with her three-round combined score of 234, +21, (80-80-74). Holt carded 13 pars over the final round of play.
Sophomore Hannah Lewis also recorded her best round of the three-day event on Sunday, as she turned in a 75, +4, to finish in a tie at 45th-place overall with her combined score of 236, +23, (80-81-75), while senior Bailey Arnold backed up her first two rounds of 78 with an 84, +13, to place in a tie for 57th-place overall at 240, +27.
Xavier went on to be crowned the team champions, as the Musketeers posted a three-round combined team score of 900, +48. Montana took second-place overall with a team score of 905, +53, while Toledo placed third overall with a score of 914, +62, over the three-day event.
Montana's Tara Green earned medalist honors, as she posted a 71, even par, on Sunday to finish with a tournament low score of 219, +6, (72-76-71).
Bowling Green will return to competition on April 4-5, as the Falcons will head to Kentucky to compete at the Colonel Classic hosted by Eastern Kentucky at the Arlington Golf & Country Club in Richmond, Ky.