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Women's Golf

UTSA set for season-opening Sam Golden Invitational

SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women’s golf will open the 2023 fall season on Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 11-12, at the Sam Golden Invitational at Oakmont Country Club (par 72/6,413 yards) in Corinth, Texas.

The Roadrunners will compete against BYU, Charlotte, Houston, Kennesaw State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulane and Tulsa in the 54-hole, stroke-play event.

The field will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday with 8:30 a.m. shotgun starts each day. 

UTSA is entering its sixth season under two-time conference coach of the year Summer Batiste, and this tournament will mark the first event for the program as a member of the American Athletic Conference.

The Roadrunners return six veterans from last year’s team that registered five top-10 finishes including a third-place showing at the Conference USA Championship.

Leading the way is senior Camryn Carreon, who enjoyed a record-setting season in 2023-24. The San Antonio native became the first Roadrunner to win an NCAA postseason event when she claimed the San Antonio Regional crown by six shots last May at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course. Carreon advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year and earned first-team all-conference accolades after posting a school-record 72.54 stroke average.

Daniela Abonce also returns after collecting third-team all-league honors as a true freshman. The Veracruz, Mexico, native logged a 74.94 scoring average and a pair of top-20 finishes last season.

Morgan Ellison ranked third on the team with a 75.36 stroke average last season and the Georgia native was named Academic All-District by College Sports Communicators.

Hunter Nugent is back for her final campaign after posting a 76.89 average in limited action last year following a third-team all-conference season in 2021-22.

Lauren Rios and Olivia Williams also return after posting scoring averages of 78.92 and 76.67, respectively, as true freshmen last season.

The Roadrunners have welcomed a pair of newcomers to the fold in senior transfer Federica Tavelli Westerlund and freshman Maria Bastarrica. Tavelli Westerlund was an All-Sun Belt Conference performer during her career at Texas State, while Bastarrica, a native of San Sebastian, Spain, was a standout golfer on the European junior circuit.