Men’s golf earns second place at RRAC championships

The men’s golf team earned a second place finish out of six programs at the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Championships. The event was hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) at the Victoria Country Club and lasted three rounds.

Head Coach Arnie Martinez commented, “I’m proud of how our guys played. I’ve seen a lot of growth within the team and as individuals. There is still more to be done but I’m very proud of how we responded to an unfortunate first day. It’s tough to play a good team like UHV at their home course but we were up for the challenge. We didn’t execute as efficiently as they did. We talked before the last round, and I challenged them to show me their character by how they played and responded to yesterday. They came out and rose to the occasion by beating UHV on round three. It was good to see them finish off the season that way because they’ve worked hard. Every returning player on our squad understands what’s necessary to be successful in the future. I’m proud of how Oliver Gaisford played. He made the All-Conference team which is a great accomplishment, and he deserves it. We will be preparing for the fall 2023 season tomorrow. Go Saints.”

UHV took home the trophy after shooting 294/284/305=883. The Saints totaled 304/303/299=906 for second place, followed by Texas A&M University-San Antonio at 308/306/310=924, Louisiana College at 318/309/316=943, University of the Southwest at 339/331/358=1028 and Jarvis Christian University at 447/439/436=1322.

The Saints boasted four top 10 individual performances. Oliver Gaisford led the Saints in fourth place at 77/75/72=224. Massimo Garcia followed in sixth place at 76/75/75=226, Brandon Lopez in eighth at 76/75/76=227 and Diego Garcia Hernandez in ninth at 75/78/76=229. Sergio Garcia rounded out the Saints in the 16th spot at 79/81/80=240.