UHV athletes fare well in city championship

Three University of Houston-Victoria athletes finished in the top three in their respective divisions at the 4th annual Victoria City Championship golf tournament this past weekend.

Whitley Patterson (Glen Rose), a junior transfer and first signee to the UHV women’s golf program, won the women’s division posting a three-day 235. Patterson, who attended McLennan College, carded rounds of 70-81-84 on the three local courses and breezed to a 23-shot victory.

 Austin Griffin, a junior from Cuero and a member of the UHV men’s golf team finished as runner-up in the men’s championship division after losing a one-hole playoff to three-time champion Mark Bazan. Griffin, who started the day seven shots back of Bazan, fired back in the final round at Colony Creek Country Club with a 4-under 67 to finish in a tie with the defending champion.

Bazan proved why he was the defending champion as he birdied the first hole, while Griffin came away with a par. Griffin posted rounds of 78-74-67 to finish at 219, while Bazan carded a 70-75-74-219.

Jaguars’ pitcher Broc Haymon showed he had game on the golf course as well as he finished third in the Championship B flight of the event, 11 shots back of winner Pablo Rivas and three shots out of second.Haymon, a junior from Bridge City, posted rounds of 80-78-77 to finish at 235.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow