MSU Roundup: Tennis PPD, Golf in Contention

File: MSU golfer Sierra Campbell / Source: KAUZ
File: MSU golfer Sierra Campbell / Source: KAUZ

Women's Tennis Match Postponed to Tuesday

The Midwestern State women's tennis match vs. No. 17 Cameron has been postponed until Tuesday due to weather concerns.

The match, originally scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m., will now take place tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the MSU Tennis Center.

The 20th-ranked Mustangs and Cameron will battle for the Lone Star Conference lead tomorrow with MSU coming in with a 14-5 overall record and the Aggies sporting a 13-2 mark on the season.

Women's Golf 3rd at Housewright Invitational, Campbell T-2nd

Midwestern State's Sierra Campbell carded a first-round best five birdies to stand second on the individual leader board Monday afternoon in the Doc Housewright Invitational played at the par-72, 5,790-yard Harbor Lakes Golf Club.

As a team, the Mustangs enjoyed a solid day to tie for third with a 14-over total of 302 behind tournament leading Tarleton State (294/+6) and St. Mary's (Texas) (298/+10) and tied with Newman (Kan.).

"It was a great day to play golf. We have had some tough weather this spring, but today the weather was perfect," MSU coach Jeff Ray said. "Sierra had five birdies and played great. As always she competes and plays very determined. She had a very good putting round. This puts her in contention to win again."

Campbell fired her fourth par-or-better round of the season matching a campaign low round of 71 and is just one of three to score into the red.

St. Mary's Allison Howarth tops the individual leader board notching three birdies and 15 pars to hold a two-stroke lead over Campbell and Tarleton State's Isabell Jimenez Perea, who marked 17 pars and one birdie.

Four of Campbell's six par-or-better scores have come this season.

Sophomore Sarah Moore turned in 14 pars on her way to a 3-over 75 to tie for 14th, while juniors Hayley Dambold and Kellie Martin as well as freshman May Chimsuti all fired 6-over 78s to round out MSU's team scorecard.

"Sarah had her best scoring round of the year," Ray said. "She hit the ball great from tee to green and made enough putts to keep her round going."

Martin marked 12 pars, while Dambold finished with a pair of birdies.

Midwestern State ranked 13th last week in NCAA Division II's West Region. The first 12 advance to postseason play with the Lone Star Conference Championship remaining next week.

"The pace of play was great with only 12 teams competing," Ray said. "This will help get us ready for conference next week."

The final round of the Housewright Invitational begins with a shotgun start Tuesday morning.

Copyright 2016 KAUZ Sports/MSU Athletic Communications All Rights Reserved