Shots -- ASC's Weekly Golf Notebook
March 18, 2004
AROUND THE CONFERENCE
The American Southwest Conference mens golf teams are busy the first weekend of spring while their female counterparts have a light schedule. The ASC men be represented in tournaments in Georgia, California and Texas while the women have just one scheduled stop for the week.
The LeTourneau men competed at the Callaway Collegiate Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga., (Mar. 15-16), finishing 11th one week after winning the Schreiner Invitational. Freshman Christian Sarran was the teams medalist shooting consecutive 77s (154) to finish 10-over and tied at 19th among the individuals.
Louisiana College finished in a tie for 11th-place at the Callaway Collegiate Invitational (Mar. 15-16). The Wildcats posted rounds of 314 and 318 to total 632 on the par-72 course. . . . Travis White shot a 13-over 157 to place in a tie at 31st. . . . LC is off until playing in the LeTourneau tournament on April 12.
Sophomore Phillip Elliott led Mary Hardin-Baylor to a second-place team finish at the John Bohmann Memorial (Mar. 15-16). He fired a one-under 71 in the opening round and followed with a 73 for an even par 144 total and a share of fifth place individually. . . . . Junior Holly Golver finished third at the Monarch Invitational (Mar. 11-12) after carding rounds of 80 and 77 for a 157 total. Glover had the best finish of the tournament for the Lady Crusaders and helped lead them to a third place team finish behind the two Methodist College teams. . . . The Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both finished behind only the host schools in tournaments last week. The UMHB men were second to Texas Lutheran at the John Bohmann and the UMHB women finished behind Methodists No. 1 and No. 2 teams at their tournament. The Lady Crusaders had three golfers finish in the top five at the Methodist Monarch Invitational while men put four golfers in the top 10 at the TLU tournament.
Daniel Heuston led the McMurry men with an even-par 144 for fifth place overall at the TLU John Bohmann Memorial, helping the Indians to a sixth-place showing. . . . Also sporting Top 20 finishes at Texas Lutheran were Amy Morgan (T-3rd), Sarah Dudley (T-17th) and Abby Crume (20) for the women and Kent Neal (T-11th) for the men. . . . The women trailed first-place Hardin-Simmons by 14 shots after day one, but came back the second to finish within three strokes of the Cowgirls. . . . Individual medalist Brittany Cary shaved 15 strokes off her first tournament (UMHB) performance.
Texas Lutheran had three players finish in the top 5 at the mens TLU John Bohmann Memorial (Mar. 15-16) to help it take the team title by 16 strokes. Alex Seydler won medalist honors with Michael Faterkowski and Gabe Vogt placing in ties at second and fifth places, respectively. Faterkowski and Seydler shared the first round lead with opening 68s. . . . The Bulldogs womens squad finished third in the Lady Bulldog Spring Classic (Mar. 15-16). TLU posted the second-lowest round of the day (and third lowest of the tournament) with a final round 332. . . . Theresa Ashorn shot rounds of 79 and 77 and finished second. Her 77 on day two was the second-lowest round of the day and third lowest of the tournament. . . . Abby Cochran shot solid scores of 85 and 84 to place seventh for her first Top 10 finish as a Bulldog.
UT Dallas had both mens and womens teams in action earlier this week. . . . The Comet men, the lone NCAA Division III team in the tournament, placed 11th at the UST Texas Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Texas Wesleyan (Mar. 15-16). Cameron Corbett shot a 153 to lead UTD efforts. . . . Caroline Butler shot a two-day 205 to place 26th at the TLU Lady Bulldog Spring Classic (Mar. 15-16). The Comet team placed sixth in the event.
UT Tyler junior Sean Sciba paced the Patriots to their best team finish of the year with a second-place finish at the John Bonham Memorial (Mar. 15-16). Sciba shot a four-under-par 68 over the second round to finish six-under for the tournament (70-68--138). . . . Larry McDougal and Dustin Hamilton joined Sciba as top 15 finishers at the tournament.
Ozarks will not begin its spring golf season until a March 30 triangular vs. Rhema Bible and Bacone College in Alma, Ark.
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