The YellowJackets finished third as a team shooting 862 on the weekend which beat the previous LETU record by 11 strokes. The men started the day in fourth place and were able to pass the host Bulldogs of Texas Lutheran to earn a top three finish.
Senior Seth Walters was the leader of the record-breaking performance as he shot a school record 66 in his final round and a second place finish at the tournament. Walters three round total of 205 (70/69/66) was the lowest in LETU history, passing Patrick Palmer’s record (212) by seven strokes. Seth finished at eight under par in the tournament with the next closest golfer shooting even par.
Not far behind was junior Chase Esparza playing in his first tournament as a YellowJacket. Esparza posted a final round of 72 and a total score of 216 to place fifth overall.
Junior Daniel Kay finished in a tie for 21st with a final round 72 and 224 total. Mason Terry and senior Juan Rodriguez both finished in a tie for 23rd shooting a total of 225 for the tournament.
The YellowJackets will return to the links on September 25th through the 27th in Tyler at the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Invitational hosted by UT Tyler.
LeTourneau University senior Taber Miyauchi was back up front again on Friday as he finished third at the UT Tyler Braveheart Invitational.
Trailing behind two runners from Wiley College he finished the 5K race in 16:27 leading the YellowJackets to a third place team finish and second place among college teams.
This Invitational is the second week in a row that the Grand Lake, Colorado native has been awarded Runner of the Week for the conference and Miyauchi’s fourth time being recognized by the ASC in the past two seasons.