UMHB Predicted to Win ASC Men’s Golf Crown
RICHARDSON, Texas – Mary Hardin-Baylor was selected to win the 2021 American Southwest Conference Men’s Golf Championship in a vote of the league’s head coaches, the conference office announced Friday (January 22).
The Cru received 82 points and three out of 10 first-place votes in the poll. UMHB is ranked 8th in the GCAA Pre-Spring Poll after winning two tournaments in the fall.
Second in the poll was 2019 ASC champion Concordia Texas with 81 points and a first-place vote. McMurry (72/1), LeTourneau (69/3), and UT Dallas (65/1) followed them.
Rounding out the poll were Hardin-Simmons (64); East Texas Baptist (50); Belhaven (30/1); Howard Payne (30); and Louisiana College (13).
Eighteen golfers are among those to watch in 2021. Nominated by the head coaches, the watch list includes four who earned All-Conference honors in 2019.
Spring tournaments will begin Wednesday, January 27. The ASC Men’s Golf Championship is April 26-27, 2021, at The Hideout Golf Club in Brownwood, Texas.
2021 ASC Preseason Men’s Golf Poll
|Team (First)||Votes||2019 Championship Finish|
|1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (3)||82||6th|
|2. Concordia Texas (1)||81||1st|
|3. McMurry (1)||72||2nd|
|4. LeTourneau (3)||69||4th|
|5. UT Dallas (1)||65||3rd|
|7. East Texas Baptist||50||T7th|
|8. Belhaven (1)||30||—|
|10. Louisiana College||13||9th|
2021 Golfers to Watch
|Achanta Aashish||Fr.||UT Dallas||San Jose, Calif.|
|Kyle Anderson||Jr.||Howard Payne||Pearland, Texas|
|Kaleb Brown *||Jr.||Howard Payne||Sulphur Bluff, Texas|
|Luke Couch||So.||Belhaven||Vestavia Hills, Ala.|
|Hank Crain *||Jr.||East Texas Baptist||Prescott, Ark.|
|Ryan Kropp||Sr.||UT Dallas||Brighton, Colo.|
|Brendon Lowrance *||Sr.||McMurry||Mansfield, Texas|
|Landon Oney *||Sr.||LeTourneau||Diana, Texas|
|Marco Punzo||So.||Concordia Texas||Prosper, Texas|
|Robert Quintana||So.||Hardin-Simmons||Allen, Texas|
|Lane Roye||Sr.||McMurry||Fort Worth, Texas|
|William Sammons||Fr.||Mary Hardin-Baylor||Spring, Texas|
|Justin Skorheim||Jr.||Concordia Texas||Spring, Texas|
|Jack Sladek||Fr.||East Texas Baptist||North Richland Hills, Texas|
|Bryson Thurston||So.||LeTourneau||Montgomery, Texas|
|Kaden Treybig||So.||Mary Hardin-Baylor||Bellville, Texas|
|Payton Tuttle||Sr.||Belhaven||Richland, Miss.|
|Nick Vella||Sr.||Hardin-Simmons||Colleyville, Texas|
2019 All-Conference *