VICTORIA, TEXAS (March 30, 2021) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's and women's golf teams completed play at the Claude Jacobs Invitational on Monday. The men's team finished in seventh place after three rounds. Three women competed in individuals for the Saints in two rounds of play. Ceci Lattuada (FR/Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico) finished third overall with a total of 158. Kane Ybarra (SR/San Antonio, Texas) took fourth place overall for the men's team.
Head Coach Arnie Martinez commented, "Unfortunately we didn't play well in this event. Inclement weather affected us on the first day and we couldn't seem to catch any momentum throughout the event. I'm proud of how the guys fought through adversity out there. Ybarra played well and had a good showing. We have a month until conference to fix what needs fixing. We will work and be better next event."
Martinez continued, "I'm proud of how our ladies played. The weather was bad and the wind was blowing. They kept it together and figured out how to get it in the clubhouse. Congratulations to Lattuada with a solid third-place finish. They all have potential to play very well at the conference tournament in May. They know what they need to work on and they want to get better. Go Saints!"
University of Houston-Victoria captured the title for the men's competition with a total of 876. They were followed by Midland CC at 882, McLennan CC at 896, Midland CC (B) at 897, Blinn College at 908 and St. Thomas at 917. OLLU finished in seventh place and the B team followed in the eighth position. Blinn College took ninth at 949 and Texas A&M-San Antonio rounded out the tournament in 10th place with a total of 990.
OLLU's best finish was Ybarra in fourth place with a total of 217 and one over-par. Joshua Sturt (JR/Portsmouth, U.K.) and Raul Gutierrez (JR/San Antonio, Texas) both tied for 26th place at 233. Massimo Garcia (SO/Laredo, Texas) and Raul Gutierrez both finished with a total of 235 for 32nd place. Harold Devally (FR) totaled 240 for 46th place, followed by Diego Garcia with 241 for 47th and Sergio Garcia (SO/Kenedy, Texas) and Daniel Jones (JR/Comfort, Texas) both took 51st place at 246. Matthew Cantu (FR/Corpus Christi, Texas) grabbed 54th place with a total of 253.
Lattuada finished with an impressive 158 total that tied for third place overall in the women's competition. Maddie Miller followed in the eighth place at 161 and Christina Trujillo (FR/San Antonio, Texas) totaled 179 for 30th place.
The Saints will compete in the San Antonio Invitational at the Golf Club of Texas starting on April 11.