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    UHV women reach No. 17 in rankings



    UHV freshman Brooke Brasseaux was recognized as one of the top 50 women's golfers in the NAIA.

    UHV freshman Brooke Brasseaux was recognized as one of the top 50 women's golfers in the NAIA.

    After posting their best-ever tournament scoring at the season-opening Texas Lutheran Fall Classic, the University of Houston-Victoria women's golf team received immediate attention.

    The Jaguars are ranked No. 17 in the latest Golfstat Head-To-Head NAIA standings released Thursday.

    Only two Association of Independent Institutions Conference teams were ahead of them, Cal State-San Marcos at No. 2 and Victoria-British Columbia at No. 6.

    UHV freshman Brooke Brasseaux and sophomore Becky Benchot were also recognized among the top-50 in scoring average.

    Brasseaux posted a pair of 77s to tie for fifth at the TLU event and is tied for 29th in the rankings with a 77.0 scoring average. Benchot posted rounds of 77-80 and was tied for 47th in scoring with a 78.50 average.

    SCAD-Savannah currently holds the top spot in the head-to-head team rankings.

    Six of the top 10 teams are expected to be in Victoria for the UHV Claud Jacobs Invitational in February.



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