Photo – Matt Roberts
Mulligan takes sixth in the final fall tournament.
MATHEWS, La. – Chance Mulligan placed sixth at the LaTour Intercollegiate this week for the Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s golf team, hosted at the LaTour Golf Club.
Mulligan (Dallas – Bishop Dunne) totaled a score of 213 (70-73-70) over the three rounds for sixth place. The Lions tallied a team score of 887 to finish seventh in the 10-team tournament.
“I’m proud of the way the guys handled this tournament knowing Sam isn’t on the course and that every shot is counting towards the team,” said coach Brian Dolehide. “We are looking forward to getting our work in this off-season and get right back to it in February!”
“I’m very excited for Chance. He played a great tournament and was able to bring in a sixth-place finish to round out the fall.”
Stephen F. Austin won the tournament with a team score of 851. Houston Christian’s Brooks Pawlak, competing as an individual, won the individual title with a score of 208 (67-69-72).
Seth Graber (Wylie) tied for 18th with a score of 217 (70-74-73), Balint Zavaczki (Nyíregyháza, Hungary) tied for 42nd with a score of 229 (76-76-79), Ivan Yabut (Omaha, Neb.) totaled a score of 230 (75-80-75) to tie for 43rd place.
Sam Benson (Gilmer – New Diana) posted a score of 74 in the first round, but a back injury forced him to withdraw from the tournament during the second round because of a back injury.
Dolehide added, “It was unfortunate what happened to Sam Benson out there. He hurt his back and was not able to play most of the tournament. We all hope he gets better soon, and he will be good to go by the spring!”
This week was the final tournament of the fall for the Lions. The Lions will announce the entire spring schedule later this fall.
|Pos.||Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total|
|1||Stephen F. Austin||291||279||281||851|
|8||Prairie View A&M||290||298||311||899|
|10||University of Mobile||297||319||311||927|
Lion Women’s Golf finishes 16th at the Diamante Intercollegiate.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golf team finished 16th at the Diamante Intercollegiate, hosted by Little Rock, at Diamante Country Club this week.
California Baptist won the team title with a score of 838, while Georgia State’s Pariya Sanpanawat won the individual medal with a score of 204 (70-67-67).
Marie Baertz (Luxembourg) tied for 30th place with a score of 217 (72-71-74), Benz Far-Arun (Bangkok, Thailand) finished in a tie for 35th place with a score of 218 (71-70-77), Jordan Dusckas (Flower Mound Marcus) recorded a score of 227 (76-74-77) to tie for 75th place.
“On a very score-able golf course, we didn’t execute as well as we could have,” said coach Lise Malherbe. “We made loads of birdies but also had too many mistakes that crept in. However, the girls showed heart by posting a semester-low second round 289.”
The Lions’ team score of 889 was ten strokes better than Southern Illinois for 16th place and five strokes back of Bradley.
The fall season concludes next week at The Judson in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
|Pos.||Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total|
|13||Stephen F. Austin||294||296||290||880|
Lion Volleyball falls in three at Northwestern State.
NATCHITOCHES, La. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team was downed, 3-0, by the Northwestern State Lady Demons on Tuesday night via set scores of 25-20, 25-12, and 25-16 at Prather Coliseum.
Northwestern State defended its home court to split the season series against A&M-Commerce. In the four meetings between the two teams since the Lions joined the Southland Conference, the home team has won each time.
The Lions have now lost four of their last five to fall to 5-7 in SLC action, while Northwestern State is 8-5 in Southland action, with six matches remaining in the regular season for A&M-Commerce.
Coach Joe Morales said, “We had a game plan, and unfortunately, we could not execute it. Northwestern State was beyond ready for us, and we had no focus. Our defense and offense both struggled. Hitting error after hitting error was the theme for us tonight.”
“We need to not forget about this one and quickly get ready for the next two.”
The first five points of the match went to A&M-Commerce, but the Lady Demons went on a 10-2 run to take a 13-10 lead. With the set tied at 18, Northwestern State surrendered just two more points in the set and took it by winning three points in a row.
The second set started with both teams exchanging points until the Lady Demons used an 11-2 run to take a commanding 15-7 lead and won the set by taking six of the final seven points. Northwestern State had the 0.345 to 0.059 hitting percentage advantage in the second set.
The Lions trailed 15-14 in the third set, but only two more points were allowed by the Lady Demons the rest of the match, winning the final six points of the match.
Essence Allen (Longview – Tatum) led the team with ten kills and came up just short of a double-double with nine digs. Jade Smith (Houston – Mayde Creek) had 17 digs, Breann Connally (Coolidge – Groesbeck) had 20 assists, and Peyton Roper (Converse – Judson) recorded seven kills.
The Lions return home to host New Orleans at 6:30 pm on Thursday.