Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Women: Southwestern Invitational Round 2

Olivia recorded her 3rd top 25 of the year and was the low finisher for Trinity the past two tournaments. The women will prepare for the SCAC championship April 23-25.

12 Olivia: 86,90
T19 Anne: 90,92
T28 Emma: 96,94
T28 Julia: 96,94
37 Lisa: 98,113

7 TEAM 368,370


Monday, March 29, 2010

Women: Southwestern Invitational Round 1

T9. Olivia 86
T20. Anne 90
T24. Emma 96
T24. Julia 96
T29. Lisa 98
5. TEAM 368


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jonathan Alden: Player of the Week

JA's performance at ConCan earned him SCAC player of the week honors. Congrats JA!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational Results

T25 JA: 73,74,79
T54 Geoffrey: 76,79,76
T58 Barry: 77,77,78
T87 Nash: 78,82,79
T87 Warren: 80,80,79
16 TEAM: 304,310,312

T49 Olivia: 92,84,87
84 Julia: 91,96,93
T89 Emma: 94,101,92
T92 Anne: 95,101,92
17 TEAM 372,382,364

The scores say it all. With a great field, course and opportunity, we failed to meet our expectations. We are in need of some good practice before playing in Georgetown, but that will have to wait as JA and I are stuck in a Jacksonville hotel room due to overbooking by American Airlines.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TU Wins the ConCan Intercollegiate Classic

Our men's team competed in the Texan hill country at ConCan Country Club this past Monday and Tuesday. After a lackluster opening round of 312 leaving us in second place by 5 strokes, we played much better Tuesday posting a 301 and winning the tournament by 11 shots. Jonathan Alden posted the only under par round for the tournament, shooting 69 to take medalist honors. The Big Fella had to WD due to a wrist injury. Unfortunately, he will miss the Jekyll tournament in attempts to have him ready to play at the West Region.

1. JA 79,69
T7 Geoffrey 79, 75
T7 Barry 77,77
T11 Warren 77, 80
DNF The Big Fella 79, WD

JA Wins Again!

JA, Jonathan Alden, played a phenomenal round Tuesday shooting a 69 to win the medalist honors at the ConCan Intercollegiate Classic despite a couple setbacks. About 20 minutes before his tee time Monday, his driver snapped while he leaned on it to pick up a tee. Fortunately, he brought an extra driver to the tournament. I ran back to our lodge and got his driver with enough time for him to hit a few balls on the range with it. On the way to the first tee, we talked about how great a story it is going to be when he wins the tournament after breaking his driver on the range the morning of the tournament's first round. A lot of kids would have been flustered about breaking their driver, but JA was looking forward to competing- to teeing it up and posting a score.

With an unusually cold winter for the hill country, the greens were not in good shape for our tournament, making holing putts extremely difficult. Fast and bumpy greens are tough to putt, especially when they have a lot of contour. JA was like most of the players in the field on Monday, having numerous three putt greens and failing to convert good birdie chances. Consequently, he posted a disappointing 79. A lot of kids after posting a high score in round one would have been disappointed, thinking that they shot themselves out of the tournament. JA thought he hit the ball well and just needed to improve his putting and he would be right there come Tuesday afternoon. So he went straight to the putting green after his round to get to work.

JA continued his good ball striking Tuesday and putted much better. After stuffing a 9 iron on his final hole to two feet, he made the birdie putt to finish off his round of 69. His great story was complete.

JA is a great golfer and a better guy. I'm looking forward to the rest of his senior year.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The First Tee of San Antonio

The members of men's and women's golf teams volunteer at The First Tee of San Antonio at least once each semester. The First Tee is a national organization that has introduced golf to millions of kids. Their mission is "to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf."
Emma keeping an eye on a bump and run.

Madison teaching a pitch.

For more information on The First Tee: http://www.thefirsttee.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp

For more information about our San Antonio chapter: http://www.thefirstteesanantonio.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp

Monday, March 1, 2010

Warren Taylor: Player of the Week

Warren Taylor was named SCAC Conference Player of the Week for his play in South Padre. Congrats Warren! Click here to see more.