Rios Named Heartland Conference Golfer of the Week

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Mercedes Rios was named Golfer of the Week by the Heartland Conference, one day after helping lead the Lady Patriots to their first win of the 2011 Fall Season. Rios tied for 5th overall in the DBU Classic held at The Golf Club of Dallas after shooting a one over, 73, in Round 1 and a six over par, 78, on a blustery Day 2.

Rios and the Lady Patriots found themselves five strokes back of the lead after Round 1 but fought during the final 18 holes to finish with a one shot victory. Their 313 team score, led by Rios and her low round, were five shots better than the second closest competitor for the second round.

The Lady Patriots will continue their season next week as they head to Panama City, Florida to compete in the NCCAA National Championship at Hombre Golf Club.