Shots -- ASC's Weekly Golf Notebook
April 16, 2004
AROUND THE CONFERENCE
American Southwest Conference golf teams are off to Abilene, Texas, for the 2004 ASC Mens and Womens Golf Championships April 19-20. Teams will play the Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene, checking the course on Sunday with practice rounds before tournament play on Monday and Tuesday.
The 2004 conference championship is 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
Championship Notes: Mary Hardin-Baylor is four-time defending ASC womens golf champions and Carrie Franciskovic returns to defend her individual conference title. . . . UT Dallas won the ASC Mens Golf Championship last season. Michael Fraterkowski of Texas Lutheran, third a year ago, is the highest placing finisher from last seasons mens meet returning.
The mens womens NCAA Division III Golf Championships are scheduled the second week in May with the qualifying teams and individuals announced April 29 for the men and May 3 for the women.
Several ASC teams are among the top teams in the April 14 NCAA Division III coaches assosiction rankings. Mary Hardin-Baylor ranks third in the womens National Golf Coaches Association April 14 national rankings and is the highest ranked mens team in the ASC with a No. 16 listing in the Golf Coaches Association of America/Precept Top 25 poll. The GCAA poll also includes Texas Lutheran (No. 18) and Hardin-Simmons (No. 19) in the Top 25 with UT Dallas, McMurry and LeTourneau among teams receiving votes.
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