Scorpion Golf Teams Have Good
First Day at First Tournament of
Posted October 6, 2008
SALADO and TEMPLE, Texas -- The UTB/TSC men’s golf team is only 12 shots of the tournament lead while the Scorpion women golfers are in 5th place out of 19 teams after the first day of the 36-hole University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Fall Invitational Monday, October 6.
At the men's tournament at the Mill Creek Golf Course in Salado, the Scorpions shot a strong 304, which put them in a 10th place tie but only 12 shots behind tournament leader University of Dallas, which had a 292. There are 18 teams in the field.
The top four scores on the Scorpions were all in the 70s. Junior Victor Calzada had a 38-36=74, Vince Cavazos had a 38-37=75, Chris Milligan had a 39-38=77, and Brock Crosson had a 40-38=78 for the 304 total. Adam Haley had a 42-39=81, but it did not count toward the team total. Calzada's total is good for a tie for 18th place.
Scorpion golfers playing as individuals were Matt Mah 39-37=75, David Pena 42-38=80, and Anthony Milligan 40-42=82.
"The guys are right there, we're only four shots out of fourth place," Scorpion head coach Bob Lucio said."We are coming into the season with high expectations. For the first round of the first tournament, overall it's a good start, because now these guys know what they can do. They have to believe in themselves."
Leading the individual medalist honors are Jason Timmins of Paris Community College and Daniel Maurer of Trinity University, both of whom shot 69s.
On the women's side, the Scorpions are in fifth place out of 19 teams with a 341 total, 23 shots behind tournament leader Lubbock Christian University, which had a 318. The women's tournament is being played at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.
Freshman Ryan Baldwin led the Scorpions after the first day with a 39-44=83, which is good for a tie for 14th place. Other scores were April Martinez 41-44=85, Allison Valles 40-46=86, and Andrea Cadriel 44-43=87.
Krystal Garza had a 43-57=100, which did not count toward the team total. Marisa Maldin of Southwestern University leads the individual medalist race with a first-day 73.
"We're playing well on the girls' side, but our girls know they can play better, too," Lucio said. "April (Martinez) was not on, Ryan (Baldwin) did well, but she also can play better. We lost a lot of shots around the green. They have to be ready to play from the first shot."
The 36-hole tournament concludes Tuesday, October 7.