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Tee Shots -- ASC's Weekly Golf Notebook
April 2, 2004




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Compiled from information submitted by ASC sports information directors.

Golftstat NCAA Division III Rankings
(March 30)
Men: 18. Mary Hardin-Baylor; 21. Hardin-Simmons; 24. Texas Lutheran; 29. McMurry; 30. LeTourneau; 45. Louisiana College; 58. UT Dallas; 141. Schreiner.
Women: 2. Mary Hardin-Baylor; 13. Hardin-Simmons; 31. McMurry; 41. Texas Lutheran; 73. LeTourneau.

The American Southwest Conference golf teams open the last month of the 2004 regular season facing busy schedules and tough in-region competition. The majority of the ASC men’s teams are off until the April 5-6 West Region Invitational in Round Rock, Texas. Only UT Tyler and Ozarks have competitions scheduled. The majority of the ASC women’s teams, off last week, resume play on Monday and Tuesday (Mar. 29-30) at the Southwestern Teravista Invitational in Round Rock, Texas. McMurry travels to the Grand Canyon Tournament in Phoenix.

The ASC Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be played April 19-20 at the Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene, Texas. The conference event will be co-hosted by Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universities. Both men and women will play a par 72 course with the men playing over 7,112 yards and the women 5,800 yards. Conference championship, individual medalist and All-Conference awards will be announced at the conclusion of the two-day event. . . . Diamondback Golf Course is located at 1510 E. Industrial Blvd. in Abilene, phone 915-690-9190. A Yahoo map and directions can be accessed at

The LeTourneau LadyJackets were among the four ASC teams participating in last week’s Teravista Invitational in Round Rock, Texas (Mar. 29-30). Veronica Crutcher led the team overall with a 36-hole 864, but it was fellow freshman Katrina Visina who carded the best 18-hole round. Visina shot a career-best 94 in the second round. . . . Both LeTourneau teams will be in the Austin, Texas, area next weekend. The women are at the UT-Brownsville/TSC Intercollegiate Saturday and Sunday (Apr. 3-4) while the men are at the West Region Invitational on Monday and Tuesday (Apr. 5-6).

The Mary Hardin-Baylor women won the Southwestern University Invitational played Monday and Tuesday (Mar. 29-30), taking the top two teams spots in a tournament for the second time in the three tournaments played this spring. The Lady Crusaders placed all nine of their golfers in the top 18 and claimed four of the five all-tournament team spots. . . . The UMHB men will return to the action with a trip to the District VI Invitational at Teravista this weekend. The Crusaders were 15th in the nation in the last Precept/GCAA Top 25 poll.

McMurry shot a 349 both days for a 698 and 14th-place finish at the Grand Canyon Invitational held in Goodyear, Ariz., on Monday and Tuesday (Mar. 29-30). The Lady Indians were the only NCAA Division III team in the tournament that included Div. I, II and NAIA squads. . . . Brittany Cary carded a 163 on the 5,970-yard, par 72 course to finish in a three-way tie at 43rd. Teammate Amy Morgan was three strokes back at 166 (55th). . . . The McMurry men were idle last week and resume play with Monday’s West Region Invitational (Apr. 5-6).

Texas Lutheran placed seventh (396-403--799) in the women’s Teravista Invitational on Monday and Tuesday (Mar. 29-30). Theresa Ashorn carded a team-low 186 to place 21st. . . . The TLU women are off until the April 19-20 ASC Championships in Abilene, Texas, while the men’s squad will play in next week’s West Region Invitational in Round Rock, Texas (Apr. 5-6). . . . Michael Faterkowski and Alex Seydler are each carrying a team-low 76.1-stroke average.

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