2015 ASC Golf Championships Tee Off On Monday

Thursday, April 16, 2015

RICHARDSON, Texas – For a second consecutive season the ASC Men's and Women's Golf Championships will tee off at the Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose, Texas. Opening rounds are scheduled to begin Monday, April 20.
 
In the men's tournament, defending ASC champion Mary Hardin-Baylor is led by freshman Mats Heien and sophomore Jarrod Brown. Heien finished the season ranked third in the ASC in stroke average (74.0) and recorded two top-five scores including a medalist score. Brown ended the season ranked fourth in stroke average (74.1) and carded five top-10 scores. Mary Hardin-Baylor is tied with Hardin-Simmons for the most ASC Championships with five and is a two-time runner-up.
 
Senior Chapman Herwood leads No. 9 Texas-Tyler who is in pursuit of its first ASC title since 2012 after consecutive runner-up finishes. Herwood turned in four top-10 scores with three in the top-five and recently moved up to No. 14 in Division III with a 73.6 adjusted scoring average. Texas-Tyler won five of seven events this season, has won two ASC Championships and is a five-time runner-up.
 
Concordia Texas senior Jack Cersosimo leads the No. 20 Tornados' push to their first ASC crown. Cersosimo finished the regular season as the ASC leader in wins (2), top-10 scores (7) and is the highest ranked ASC men's golfer at No. 6 in NCAA Division III with a 72.5 adjusted scoring average.
 
In the women's tournament, defending ASC champion Texas-Tyler returns as the No. 1 ranked team in Division III. The Patriots own six of the top seven ASC scoring averages led by junior Laura Lindsey who ranks fifth in Division III with a 76.0 adjusted scoring average. Lindsey finished in the top-10 in eight tournaments with six scores in the top-five, two medalist finishes and turned in a league-best five rounds under par. Lindsey is one of only two ASC women's golfers to be crowned an NCAA Individual Medalist (2013) joining Brittany Cary of McMurry (2004). Texas-Tyler won seven of nine tournaments this season and has won two ASC championships and is a three-time runner-up.
 
Mary Hardin-Baylor enters the ASC Championship ranked No. 12 in Division III and has won three of the last four ASC tournaments. Senior McKenzie Ralston is the defending ASC Individual Medalist and was the NCAA Division III Championship Runner-Up a year ago. Ralston leads the ASC in wins (4), top-10 scores (9) and ranks seventh in Division III with a 75.6 adjusted scoring average. The Cru leads the ASC with 10 championship titles and is a five-time runner-up.
 
The Men's Golf Championship will be played on the Comanche Lakes course and consists of three 18-hole rounds. Monday is scheduled for 36-holes with and an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Tuesday will be a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.
 
The Women's Golf Championship will be played on the Apache Links course and consists of two single 18-hole rounds, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. In the first round on Monday each team will tee off in consecutive starts from the first hole at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday's second round will be an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start.
 

2015 American Southwest Conference Golf Championships
April 20-21
Squaw Valley Golf Course / Glen Rose, Texas
Yardage: Men: 7,000 / Women: 6,051
Par: 72 (Men and Women)
Men: 54 holes (36-18) / Women: 36 holes (18-18)
 
Men's Championship Teams
Concordia Texas
Hardin-Simmons
LeTourneau
Louisiana College
Mary Hardin-Baylor
Texas Dallas
Texas-Tyler
 
Women's Championship Teams
Concordia Texas
Hardin-Simmons
LeTourneau
Louisiana College
Mary Hardin-Baylor
Texas Dallas
Texas-Tyler
UC-Santa Cruz