PHOTO GALLERY | LEADERBOARDMAGNOLIA, Texas – In what seems to be typical fashion, the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship came down to the wire Wednesday afternoon at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas. The tournament was decided on hole No. 18 where Sam Houston State’s Kenlie Barrett registered her 12th par of the afternoon. Barrett’s consistency secured her the individual title while also clinching the Southland Conference title and an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Golf Championship for the Bearkats. SHSU was pushed to the very end by the Bears of Central Arkansas, who entered the final round in third place.Sam Houston State claimed the team championship on the shoulders of Barrett, who finished tournament play three strokes under par for a 213. Including Barrett, the Bearkats concluded their week with three competitors finishing among the top 10 individuals.Following the conclusion of round two, Central Arkansas found itself nine strokes out of first place but managed to piece together a furious comeback over the final 18 holes. The Bears’ performance culminated in a team score of 283 (-5) in the final round and 882 (+18) for the tournament, earning the runner-up trophy for the third consecutive season. Senior Emma Svensson led the charge for UCA, tying for third individually with a 218 (+2). Central Arkansas knocked down 37 birdies throughout the tournament, with 16 coming in their final round.Finishing the tournament in third place was Houston Baptist, a team that was in the hunt for the championship until the final three holes where Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas were able to pull away. The Huskies rounded out the championship combining for 884 (+20). HBU also landed a trio of competitors among the top-10 finishers, including Kaity Cummings who tied for third overall, Lexi Brooks who finished sixth and Sara Zrnikova who tied for seventh place.Lamar finished the three-day stretch in fourth place with an 899 (+35). The Cardinals scored 302 on day one and 304 on day two but managed to drop eleven strokes on the final day to conclude the third round with a 293. Elodie Chaplet led the LU squad, tying for seventh place individually with a 221 (+5). Chaplet was one of three players to shoot a 69 in round three and one of six competitors to record an eagle for the tournament.Stephen F. Austin’s Erica Lautensack concluded play notching a 215 (-1) to join SHSU’s Barrett as the only other player to shoot under par for the tournament. Lautensack’s effort placed her second overall and led the Ladyjacks to a final score of 908 and a fifth-place team finish.Senior Erica Lautensack closes out her Ladyjack career in style!How about a program record and a second place finish at the @SouthlandSports Championship ?? ??#AxeEm pic.twitter.com/gL0Y6ZObS0— Ladyjack Golf (@SFALadyjackGolf) April 17, 2019McNeese (920, +56) jumped one spot in the final day to conclude the tournament in sixth place. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (926, +62) finished in seventh overall, while Incarnate Word (942, +78) took eighth place.Sam Houston State will now await placement in NCAA Regional competition, which will take place May 6-8.