PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The University of Houston-Victoria women's golf team continue to cut strokes off its scores Sunday but were unable to move up the leaderboard during the final round of the 31st annual PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club.

 

The Jaguars posted a final round 355 on Sunday to finish eighth at the annual event, six shots back of seventh place Delaware State University. The Jaguars were the lone NAIA team competing in the Women's Division.

 

UHV opened play Friday with a 366, added a 363 on Saturday before finishing at 355 for a 54-hole total of 1084.

 

Bethune-Cookman strolled to defense of its title claiming the Women's Division with a 54-hole score of 889, 17 shots ahead of runner-up the University of the Incarnate Word (919). Chicago State University finished third with a 926.

 

UHV's Shelbi Vincent (SR/Nederland, TX) finished tied for 20th as she posted a final round78 to finish at 240 to lead the Jaguars. Vincent posted rounds of 83-79-78.

 

Viviana Yzquierdo (FR/Barbers Hills, TX) followed Vincent in 29th place with a 257 after posting rounds of 83-91-83. Reid Whaley (SO/Nederland, TX) added a 97-89-91-277 for the Jaguars and Jo Ellen Canales (SO/Corpus Christi, TX) finished with a 103-104-103-310.

 

Bethune-Cookman's Mackenzie Butzer captured individual honors with a 1-under par 215 with rounds of 69-75-71. UIW's Madison Frerking and BCU's Alejandra Sanchez tied for second at 224.

 

A highlight show from the 31st annual event will air on the Golf Channel on Wednesday, July 25 from 10 to 11 p.m. and then re-air on July 11 and Aug. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.