With 18 holes to play at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational the Sam Houston State women couldn’t make up ground on the leaders, finishing the day where they started, taking third in the 14-team event.

The Kats shot a 312 on Tuesday, finishing 15 strokes behind North Dakota State, edging Grand Canyon University by two strokes to hold on to third place.

Hanna Alberto was the top finisher for the Bearkats, finishing tied for 12th at 13-over par following an 80 on Tuesday. The top round of the day for the Kats went to Jenna Phillips who shot a 76.

It’s the first tournament this season the Bearkats didn’t have a golfer finish in the top 10.

The Kats will be back in action in two weeks at the Lady Trojan Classic in Little Rock, Ark., for their final tournament of the fall.