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First-Ever Recognition

Women's golfer earns Sun Belt honors

Kate Tran

Kate Tran is the first player in the short history of the UT Arlington women’s golf program to be named Sun Belt Conference Golfer of the Week, league officials announced in March. The UTA women’s golf program played its inaugural season in 2017-18.

The award covers a period in which the Mavericks competed in one event, the Kiawah Island Classic in early March. Teeing it up against the largest field in collegiate golf, she tied for third place out of 264 competitors.

Entering the tournament, Tran had four under-par rounds in 84 career rounds; at the Kiawah event, she had three such rounds in three opportunities.

Tran tied for the tournament lead in par-5 scoring at -6 and tied for the 5thbest par-4 scoring average in the field at -1. The Arlington Martin High product was the lone player in the field to convert two eagles as she rolled in one each of the first two rounds.

Tran aided in UTA’s 891 total for the week as the Mavs finished in 11th place out of 53 teams. That 891 three-round total is the 2nd-best of the season and 2nd-lowest in program history, bested only by an 883 (+19) performance this past fall at Arkansas State’s Lady Red Wolves Classic.

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