Men's Golf Wins Again, Women Finish Third

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

KERRVILLE – The University of Texas at Tyler men’s golf team won its third consecutive tournament on Tuesday in the Schreiner Fall Classic at the Scott Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville. The women finished third, beating all American Southwest Conference schools in the field.

The men finished the two-day tournament with a 566, beating second place and NAIA-member Texas-Brownsville by two strokes. The Patriots also picked up wins over four ASC schools and one Division II program.

Senior Patrick Palmer (Longview, Texas) finished under par for the second time this year and became the first Patriot to shoot under 140 this season. Palmer finished the Par 70 course by shooting a 72 on Tuesday, making his two-day total a 139. He finished second overall in the 44-golfer field.

Senior Spenser Ellis (Tyler, Texas) and junior Brandon Ellis (Village Mills, Texas) finished tied for third place, as each shot a 141.

Sophomore Matt Stephens (Mt. Belvieu, Texas) and junior Coy Beck (Canyon Lake, Texas) rounded out the scoring for UT Tyler with a 148 and a 150, respectively. Beck had the biggest improvement of any Patriot in the tournament, shaving eight strokes off his game from day one to day two.

Junior Bobby Ennis (Frisco, Texas), who competed as an individual, also shot in 150 in the tournament.

The women’s team slipped from second to third on day two, as Texas-Brownsville beat out the Patriots by two strokes. UT Tyler did however post wins over both ASC schools in the field, Schreiner and Texas-Dallas.

Freshman Jennifer King (Victoria, Texas) was the top finisher for UT Tyler, as she shot a 157 to finish in fourth place.

Sophomore Kasey Boykin (Bryan, Texas) was next in-line for the Patriots in seventh place with a 161. Junior Amber Grounds (Whitesboro, Texas) shot a 169 to finish in 15th, while freshman Ali Murdock (Austin, Texas) tied for 20th place with a 173.

Sophomore Jordan Woodruff (Gladewater, Texas) shot a 180 to finish in 22nd, while sophomore Lisha Nigh (Mesquite, Texas), who competed as a medalist, finished with a 171 for 16th place.

Both teams have now completed their fall schedules and will look toward their traditional seasons in the spring.

The Patriots will open their spring season on Feb. 23, 2009, when both squads compete in the Mary Hardin-Baylor Spring Invitational. The men will tee-off at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple, Texas, while the women will play at the Mill Creek Country Club in Salado, Texas.