Men Wins West Region, Women Set Record

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- The University of Texas at Tyler men's golf team won the West Region Invitational on Tuesday, besting fellow American Southwest Conference member Mary Hardin-Baylor by 21 strokes for the championship.

The Patriots' women also had a successful road trip, finishing second in a tough nine team field at the Southwestern Invitational.

The tournaments were the last warmups for the Patriots before the ASC Championships which are set to begin April 18 in Marble Falls, Texas. 

Men

Tynan Day fired a three-under 69 in his final round to finish at a combined 224 (78-77-69) for second place and lead a furious UT Tyler comeback.  

Teammate Joey Rippel finished just behind with a third-place 226 (79-73-74) and Jacob Walsh shot a fifth place 230 (82-72-76).

Austin Quintin's 233 (84-77-72) was good enough for a sixth place tie and Cory Peiper rounded out the Patriots' score card with a 13th place 237 (82-84-71).

As a team, the Patriots shot a 286 for the final round, cutting 13 strokes off their second round total of 299 - which itself was a 22 stroke improvement from a 321 first round.

Women

After shooting 348 as a team during the first round, the Patriots regrouped to fire a team-record low round 315 in the final round where they also edged out ASC foe UMHB.

Jennifer King led the Patriots with a fourth place 163 (84-79).

Danica Weddle showed the most improvement for the Patriots, firing a 76 in her second round - 14 strokes better than her previous round - to finish tied for eighth with teammate Jordan Woodruff at 166.

Callie Rice came in at 14th with a 169 total (89-80) and Katie Harris finished 18th with a combined 178 (90-80).

St. Mary's College of Indiana won the event with a two-round total.