April 1, 2014
SUGAR LAND, Texas - Posting the only sub-par total during the Final Round, University of Houston sophomore Raegan Bremer captured the HBU Husky Invitational individual championship on Tuesday afternoon with a score of 215.
Bremer became the first individual champion in Houston Women's Golf history, which is in its first year of existence in 2013-14. The Anaheim, Calif., native finished Tuesday's round at 2-under-par 70 to take a 3-stroke victory over Lamar's Taylor Stockton on the 6,084-yard par-72 course at Riverbend Country Club.
Starting on No. 15, Bremer began her day with a rough start, bogeying the par-4, 361-yard hole. However, a par and then back-to-back birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 put her back on the right track. Bremer went on to add three more birdies with only two more bogeys during the next 14 holes for the first title of her career.
Bremer was one of three Cougars who finished among the tournament's top-30 individual leaders. Making her spring-season debut, freshman Emily Gilbreth tied for 17th at 235, while junior Courtney Ferguson tied for 29th at 240.
Lamar rallied to win the team title as the only team to break 300 on Tuesday and finished with a score of 915, seven strokes in front of Central Arkansas and ULM. Host Houston Baptist (932) and Stephen F. Austin (945) rounded out the top-five team leaders.
Following Bremer and Stockton, Kendra Mann (Central Arkansas) and Kathy Sterling (ULM) tied for third at 226, while Oklahoma City's Elia Folch placed fifth at 228.
Following the HBU Husky Invitational, the Cougars close out their regular-season schedule at the SMU Invitational starting Friday in Dallas. That three-day, 54-hole tournament runs through Sunday.
From there, Houston will take part in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships on April 20-22 at the Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort and Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla.
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