FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Sept. 13, 2016) — The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) golf team held on to a second-place finish in the Texas Intercollegiate presented by Metro Golf Cars at Hawks Creek today. Texas Wesleyan University, the sponsors of the tournament, captured first place.
Head Coach Alan Baxter said, "I am pleased, but we all want much more. We have a roster loaded with talent. Some super golfers did not make the travel squad for this tournament. We will commence practicing and qualifying for our next tournament when we arrive back home; no days off. We plan on building and getting better. I am very proud of the freshmen, Kane and Gerardo, in their very first collegiate tournament playing a tricky course for the first time, and yet doing so well."
In 2010, the Saints finished in ninth place at the tournament. In 2011, they took fifth place, and in 2012, seventh place. In 2013, OLLU finished in fourth place.
The Saints ended the first 36 holes trailing the Rams with a combined score of 581. In the final round, OLLU's squad tallied an overall score of 866, while the Rams finished with 841 to hold on to the win.
Following the Saints in third place was Tyler Junior College with a score of 881. The Rams' second team and Ranger College tied for fourth with a score of 888. Sixth place finisher was Texas A&M International University (906) and the University of St. Thomas (956) followed.
OLLU's Gerardo Daniel (FR/San Antonio, Texas) (pictured at left) and Rafael Jauregui (JR/Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico) each had first-round cards of 71. Stevan Hinojosa (JR/Mission, Texas) had the best second-round card with an even par 72. Daniel led the way in the final round with a 3-under 69.
Texas Wesleyan's Leo Mathard secured a first-place finish with a 10-under 206. Teammate David Ravetto took second place with a 5-under 211.
Daniel tied for third place with Texas Wesleyan's Steven Anderson with a 3-under 213. His three round scores were 71, 73 and 69.
Hinojosa took eighth place for the Saints with scores of 74, 72, 71 for a 1-over 217. Jauregui and Kane Ybarra (FR/San Antonio, Texas) finished in 12th place. Jauregui had rounds of 71, 77 and 72, while Ybarra had 73, 74 and 73 — both for 4-over 220.
Senior Christopher Schriedel (SR/Helotes, Texas) rounded out the top five finishers for OLLU with scores of 74, 73 and 74 — for 5-over 221.
Hinojosa and Daniel (pictured at right) were selected to the All-Tournament Team.
The Saints will return to play next on Sept. 26 at the University of Houston-Victoria Fall Invitational.
Our Lady of the Lake University is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016-2017 as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University began competing in the NAIA in men's soccer and volleyball in 2007. A year later, they added women's soccer, golf and tennis. In 2009, the Saints began competing in cross-country, softball and basketball. In 2014, OLLU added two more sports — baseball and track and field. There are now 13 intercollegiate athletic teams at OLLU. All athletic alumni and up to two family members will receive free admission to basketball and volleyball games throughout the season. All other home games are free and open to the public.