THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The University of Dallas men's golf team competed two rounds on Monday to begin the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship.
A sluggish start in the first turn through 18 holes at Panther Trail Course at the Golf Trails of the Woodlands resulted in a 313 and fifth place spot in the standings. The Crusaders improved with a 307 in round two, and also benefitted from higher scores by competing teams to leave them tied for fourth. Schreiner University is the other team even with a 620 (301, 319).
Southwestern University, who won last year and entered the tournament with the highest national ranking (12th), lead the field with a 609 (304, 305) score thanks to the lowest second round mark. Trinity University carded a 302 and 319, while Texas Lutheran University was consistent posting a 309 twice to give both teams a 618.
Jacob Wade (Magnolia, Texas) leads UD individuals with a 153. He scored a 78 in the first round and matched Robby Evans (Flower Mound, Texas) with a 75 to tie the lowest round for the team in the second round. Evans totaled a 154 for the second best mark on the squad.
The top duo are tied in the top-10 individual standings respectively at seventh and ninth. Wade improved six spots in the standings, while Evans made an eight-spot leap.
Will Doctor (Houston, Texas) garnered the lowest score (77) in the first round. His 79 places him in third on the team with a 156. Erik Hamm (Brentwood, Tenn.) scored a 79 and 78 to put him one stroke behind Doctor.
72 was the lowest total scored on the links in either of the rounds. Jason Lopez and Jacob Gentry from Schreiner boasted those marks in the first round. Lopez remains in first after 36 holes completed with a 150. A quartet of players including his teammate Gentry have recorded a 151. Other players in this group include: Southwestern's Cade Osgood and Sutherland Stith. Redmond Lyons from Trinity rounds out the members with that total out.
Dallas will look to end the third round on a great note Tuesday. Fans can keep up with hole-by-hole updates here on Golfstat.