VICTORIA, TEXAS (Oct. 20, 2021) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's golf team took fifth place out of eight teams at the University of Houston-Victoria Fall Classic on Tuesday. The Saints shot a total of 285 in the third and final round to improve from Monday's seventh place finish.
The OLLU women's team finished in second place out of four teams. They shot a total of 325 in the second round on the final day to jump to the second spot.
Head Coach Arnie Martinez said, "I saw a lot of good things out there from the men's team this week. Although we didn't get the results that we had hoped for, it was evident that improvements were being made in the places we addressed. Massimo (Garcia) played well and led our team this week. Oliver (Gaisford) has been very consistent as well. We have multiple guys on our team who can shoot low scores if they play well. We talked about finishing tournaments strong and we shot our lowest round on the last day."
Martinez continued, "I am very proud of the women's team. They fought hard throughout the tournament and made up some ground on the last day. We have been working hard to get a little better every day and the improvements are evident. Getting second place when we didn't play well is a sign of how good these women can be. The sky is the limit for this team."
The University of Houston-Victoria finished first with a score of 845, followed by Weatherford College at 851, McLennan Community College at 855, Blinn College at 869, OLLU at 870, Ranger College at 888, Louisiana College at 891 and Texas A&M University-San Antonio at 899.
Massimo Garcia (JR/Laredo, Texas) put on a spectacular performance by finishing second overall with a total of 205. He shot 64 in round one, 74 in round two and 67 in round three. Raul Gutierrez (SR/San Antonio, Texas) took 24th place at 219 (71/75/73) and Diego Garcia Hernandez (SR/Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) (77/70/73) and Oliver Gaisford (FR/Centerbury, U.K.) (73/72/75) tied for 27th place at 220. Daniel Jones (SR/Comfort, Texas) finished in 34th place at 223 (72/74/77), followed by Chase White (SR/San Antonio, Texas) in 49th at 230 (78/81/71). Josh Brook (FR/Bournemouth, U.K.) (83/74/74) and Joshua Sturt (SR/Portsmouth, U.K.) (79/72/80) tied for 50th place at 231 and Sergio Garcia (JR/Kenedy, Texas) (74/84/74) finished in 54th at 232.
Ranger Community College took first place with a score of 636, followed by OLLU at 657, Blinn College at 659 and University of Houston-Victoria at 669.
Madelyn Miller (SO/Copperas Cove, Texas) tied for fourth place with a total of 159 after shooting 81 on day one and 78 on day two. Ceci Lattuada (SO/Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico) was a few strokes behind in sixth place at 162 (84/78), followed by Annabelle Reyna (FR/San Antonio, Texas) in ninth at 165 (80/85), Alexis Calzada (FR/Georgetown, Texas) in 13th at 171 (88/83), Christina Trujillo (SO/San Antonio, Texas) in 15th at 172 (88/84), Alahnna Limones (FR/Converse, Texas) in 18th at 174 (85/89) and Miliani Georges (FR/San Antonio, Texas) in 19th at 175 (87/88).
This completes the golf teams' fall schedule. They will return in the spring for their official season.