Jaguars impressive in first golf tournament

SEGUIN – The University of Houston-Victoria men’s and women’s golf teams made an impressive opening statement in their inaugural golf tournament Tuesday bringing home a pair of second-place finishes, while Whitley Patterson brought home the women’s individual title.

The UHV men were the only team to record two sub-par rounds at the Texas Lutheran John Bohmann Memorial, but were unable to hold off the host TLU Bulldogs to finish second, while the UHV women lost a fifth-player playoff to Mary Hardin-Baylor after tying for first at the TLU Lady Bulldog Classic.

“I couldn’t be any prouder of these two teams,” UHV head golf coach Brian Williams said. “I think we really got some people’s attention with our performance over the last two days. We showed them the Jaguars are for real.”

The UHV men grabbed a two-shot lead over TLU after Monday’s first round at Max Starcke Golf Course, but saw host TLU regained the lead in the afternoon second round. On Tuesday, TLU was too strong Tuesday shooting a 7-under 277 to outdistance itself from the rest of the field.

The Bulldogs finished with a 54-hole total of 846, while the Jaguars overcame a four-shot deficit to Mary Hardin-Baylor to capture second place with a final round 282 and a 54-hole total 858. UMHB finished third with an 864, while Schreiner University was fourth with an 882.

“We were the only team with two rounds under par,” Williamson said. “TLU went deep but it’s their house and they were nearly uncatchable today. But we picked up 10 shots on Mary Hardin-Baylor to finish second.”

Four of the five Jaguars finished in the Top 10 individually, with James Price tying for third with a 67-74-71-212. Jon Moore fired the best round of the day for the Jaguars with a 3-under 68 to finish sixth at 214.

Austin Griffin (74-74-70) and Travis Chrietzberg (70-75-73) tied for ninth at 218, and Cory Anderson (75-71-74-220) tied for 14th at 220.

Patterson dominated the field, that included NCAA Division 3 powerhouse Mary Hardin-Baylor as she strolled to a 10-shot victory in claiming the women’s title over McMurry’s Monica Harris (78-77-155).

After opening with a 3-over 74 on Monday, Patterson conquered the par-71 Golf Club of Seguin with an even-par 71 to finish at 145. Teammate Lyndie Smith posted a final round 76 to finish fifth with a 159.

Behind Patterson and Smith, Morgan DeSive shot an 82-81-163 to place 10th, Larissa Loredo had a 97-95-192, and Devon Dueser a 109-93-202.

“You couldn’t ask for a better job then what these girls did for their first time out,” Williamson said. “We haven’t had a lot of time to work on a lot of things and they came out and performed great.”

UHV began the day in third place and roared home with a final round 321 for a two-day 657 as they slid past first-round leaders McMurry and Southwestern. But the Jaguars were unable to get past Mary Hardin-Baylor as the Cru turned in an impressive 312 final round to share the lead with the Jaguars.

UHV then lost the fifth-player score playoff to finish as the runner up. McMurry and Trinity finished tied for fourth at 662.

John Bohmann Memorial Invitational
Max Starcke Golf Course
Seguin, Texas
Par 71

Texas Lutheran 284-285-277-846
UH-Victoria 282-294-282-858
Mary Hardin-Baylor 287-285-292-864
Schreiner University 304-285-293-882
Trinity University 296-300-292-888
Concordia-TX 298-305-297-900
Texas Lutheran B 296-310-296-902
Hardin-Simmons 306-308-293-907
McMurry 302-315-312-929
UT-Dallas JV 321-316-299-936
Texas A&M-Int. 331-321-307-959
Texas Lutheran C 340-325-326-991

Individual Medalist
1. Ryan Keil, TLU 70-69-69-208
2. Nick Mehigan, TLU 70-70-71-211
3. James Price, UHV 67-74-71-212
Jonathan Sustaita, UMHB 67-69-76-212
5. Chris Hyten, TLU 71-76-66-213
UHV Scores
T3 James Price 67-74-71-212
6 Jon Moore 71-75-68-214
T9 Austin Griffin 74-74-70-218
T9 Travis Chrietzberg 70-75-73-218
T14 Cory Anderson 75-71-74-220

TLU Lady Bulldog Fall Classic
Golf Club of Seguin
Seguin, Tx
Par 71

Mary Hardin-Baylor* 245-212-657
UH-Victoria 336-321-657
McMurry* 328-334-662
Trinity 344-318-662
Southwestern 331-333-664
UC Santa Cruz 339-339-678
Texas A&M-International 402-396-798
UT Dallas 407-392-799

Individual Medalists
Whitley Patterson, UHV 74-71-145
Monica Harris, McMurry 78-77-155
Kesley Coburn, S’western 80-77-157
Charlotte Gibson, UCSC 76-82-158
Lyndie Smith, UHV 83-76-159

UHV Results
1. Whitley Patterson 74-71-145
5. Lyndie Smith 83-76-159
10. Morgan DeSive 82-81-163
35. Larissa Loredo 97-95-192
37. Devon dueser 109-93-202

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