Men’s golf places fifth in Schreiner Spring Shootout
The men’s golf team competed in the Schreiner Spring Shootout this week at the Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Texas. The Saints placed fifth out of 12 teams after shooting a first-round 301 and a second-round 306 for a total score of 614.
Head Coach Arnie Martinez commented, “The men played hard out there at this event. With high winds and fast greens, the course was playing harder than usual. Nonetheless, they stayed in it and grinded the whole day. As a coach, you expect them to play hard, and they did that. We struggled the first day getting the green speeds down, but we bounced back with better putting on Tuesday. We didn’t have our best event, but we made sure to learn from it. Our goal is a conference championship, and we will continue to work toward that. The grind to get better never stops, and won’t either. Go, Saints!”
McMurry University captured the tournament with an overall score of 601, followed by Trinity University at 602, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at 606 and Concordia University Texas at 611. Southwestern University was sixth at 615, followed by the University of Dallas at 627, Texas Lutheran University at 632, the University of St. Thomas at 637, Hardin Simmons University at 644, Howard Payne University at 647 and Schreiner University at 661.
Kane Ybarra (SR/San Antonio, Texas) missed his second individual championship by four strokes after shooting a first-round 76 and a second-round 71 to finish at 147. First place went to Lane Roye from McMurry at 143, and second went to Holden Wisener from Trinity at 145.
Other OLLU participants included Sergio Garcia (SO/Kenedy, Texas) – 77-78=155; Massimo Garcia (SO/Laredo, Texas) – 75-81=156; Chase White (JR/San Antonio, Texas) – 82-76=158; and Raul Gutierrez (JR/San Antonio, Texas) – 80-86=166.
The Saints will travel to Dallas for their next tournament at the Southwestern Christian University (SWCU) Texas Showdown at Cedar Crest Golf Club March 29-30.