Shots: ASC Golf Weekly Notebook
April 17, 2003
Tee Shots . . .
Conference Championship: The 2003 American Southwest Conference Men's and Women's Golf Championships close the regular-season schedule for the league. The two-day playoff is scheduled April 28-29 at Wildflower Country Club in Temple, Texas, and hosted by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Each day's play begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.. The men's championship is played over 54 holes (three rounds) with the women's championship 36 holes (two rounds). The course plays to a par-72 for both the men and women. Twelve men's teams are entered and four women's teams plus two individuals from Texas Lutheran will play for the 2003 titles. . . . The Mary Hardin-Baylor women and the Hardin-Simmons men are defending ASC Golf Champions.
Three Top 10 Teams: The American Southwest Conference continues to be represented in the Golf Stat men's and women's NCAA-III Top 10 rankings. Three squads -- two men's and one women's -- are ranked among their respective Top 10 in the April 16 standings. The Mary Hardin-Baylor women's team, who is 52-2 vs. the division, remains ranked No. 2 in the country behind defending national champion Methodist College. On the men's side, UT Dallas lists No. 8 for a third straight week while Hardin-Simmons moves into the No. 10 position. UTD is 205-9 vs. the division while HSU carries a 203-11 record in division play. . . . Two teams -- the McMurry women's team and the UMHB men's squad -- each list at No. 12 in the latest Golf Stat ranking.
Weekend Replay . . .
Mary Hardin-Baylor finished second behind NCAA Division II Tarleton State at last weekend's (Apr. 12-13) PAGA-UT Brownsville Invitational. UMHB carded a two-round 666 (330-336), 25 strokes behind TSU. Crusaders Carrie Franciskovic and Julie Solomon tied for third-place with two-round 163 scores. . . . LeTourneau, UT Dallas and Texas Lutheran also competed in the PAGA-UTB Invitational.
UT Dallas and LeTourneau each posted wins in Monday's (Apr. 14) LeTourneau Invitational at Longview, Texas. The UTD men outscored LeTourneau 591-622 to take the title in the three-team men's tournament. Comet Evan Nash carding a four-over 144 to score a one-stroke win over LeTourneau's Hunter Cloud. LeTourneau bested UTD 399-450 in the women's invitational with LU's Lisa Kok carding a school record eight-over 78 for the 18 holes.
Caroline Butler broke the long-standing UT Dallas single-round scoring record with an 87 at Monday's LeTourneau Invitational (Apr. 14). Butler bettered the old mark by two strokes.
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