Scorpion Men's, Women's Golf
Teams Finish Strong at First
Tournament of Season
Posted October 7, 2008
SALADO and TEMPLE, Texas -- Both the UTB/TSC men’s golf team finished among the top five teams in large fields at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Fall Invitational Tuesday, October 7, and placed three golfers in the top 10.
At the men's tournament at the Mill Creek Golf Course in Salado, the Scorpions finished only four shots out of the championship in the 18-team field. After an opening-round 304, the Scorpions shot 299 for a 36-hole total 603. The University of Dallas finished first with a 599, while Lubbock Christian University was a shot behind at 600.
"It was unreal, but what a fantastic start to the season," Scorpion head golf coach Bob Lucio said. "The freshmen did very well. We're just as good as the other teams, we just need to believe in each other."
The strong finish should also help the Scorpions in the conference and national ratings that will be released in December.
Junior Victor Calzada led the Scorpion men with back-to-back rounds of 74 for a 148 total, good for seventh place overall. Freshman Vince Cavazos finished with a 149, good for 10th place.
Other Scorpion scores were Chris Milligan 152, Brock Crosson 155 and Adam Haley 157. Playing as individuals, Matt Mah shot a 156 and David Pena shot a 157.
On the women's side, the Scorpions finished fourth in a 19-team field with a two-day total 685 at Wildflower Country Club in Temple. UTB/TSC shot a 344 on the second day which was only nine shots off the best round of the day by tournament champion Western Texas Community College. WTCC had a 657 total, edging Lubbock Christian's 658.
"The girls held their position well with the 344," Lucio said. "The winds were very strong today but they played well, better than most of the other teams."
Senior April Martinez shot an 81 Tuesday to go with Monday's 85 for a 166 total, good for ninth place in the field. Freshman Ryan Baldwin had 83-86=169 for 13th place.
Other Scorpion scores were Andrea Cadriel 174, Allison Valles 176 and Krystal Garza 199.
The tournament was the first of four fall competitions for the Scorpions in consecutive weeks. On October 13-14, the Scorpions will compete in the Trinity University Alamo City Classic in San Antonio.