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Hardin-Simmons Claims ASC Men's Golf Title
Ray Garza Plays to Medalist Finish
April 24, 2002

Ray GarzaHardin-Simmons University stretched its first-round lead to nab the American Southwest Conference Men's Golf Championship by 10 shots. The championship was completed Tuesday (April 23) at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview, Texas.

Ray Garza of Texas Lutheran shot his second two-over 72 of the tournament to win men's individual medalist honors by two strokes. He came in at 219 total, nine shots over par. Kyle Wellhausen and Aaron Shipley of Hardin-Simmons waged their own little competition, finishing two shots apart at second and third, respectively, to help HSU go from a two-shot, first-day lead to the 10-shot victory with a 900 total.

Mary Hardin-Baylor finished second with a 910 effort, followed by Texas Lutheran University, McMurry and University of Texas at Dallas in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively.

LeTourneau University's Tyson Price put together a school-record 18-hole, one-over 71 performance. He also set a LU record, shooting 228 for 54 holes. Price's 71 also tied the low round for the tournament. Wellhausen shot a second round, one-over 71 on Monday (April 22).

The tournament's top five finishers-Garza (TLU), Wellhausen (HSU), Shipley (HSU), Lance Rust (Mary Hardin-Baylor) and Evan Nash (UT-Dallas)-earned ASC First-Team honors. The ASC Second-Team is comprised of the second-five finishers, McMurry's Chris Kleiner, Mary Hardin-Baylor's Eric Barnard, UT-Dallas' Brian Adams, Michael Todd of Hardin-Simmons and Gabe Vogt of Texas Lutheran.

ASC 2002 Men's Golf Championship
Pinecrest Country Club, Longview, Texas
Par 70, 6485 yards

Team Scores

Hardin-Simmons 307-296-297-900
Mary Hardin-Baylor 298-307-305-910
Texas Lutheran 311-317-296-924
McMurry 309-311-306-926
UT-Dallas 319-308-313-940
Austin College 317-319-314-950
Schreiner 327-324-308-959
LeTourneau 318-325-319-962
Howard Payne 325-327-316-968
Louisiana College 347-340-332-1019
Univ. of the Ozarks 360-357-353-1070
Concordia-Austin 394-390-389-1173

Individual Top 10 Scores

Ray Garza, TLU 72-75-72-219
Kyle Wellhausen, HSU 76-71-74-221
Aaron Shipley, HSU 75-76-72-223
Lance Rust, UMHB 76-71-77-224
Evan Nash, UTD 75-73-77-225
Chris Kliener, McMurry 78-73-75-226
Erik Barnard, UMHB 74-80-72-226
Brian Adams, UTD 75-73-78-226
Michael Todd, HSU 75-75-76-226
Gabe Vogt, TLU 74-81-72-227
Tyson Yates, LeTourneau 79-78-71-228

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