After picking up their second sixth-place finish of the season at the University of New Mexico in September, the Sam Houston State men’s golf team will try for a higher finish at the University of Texas-Arlington Water Chase Invitational beginning today.
The Bearkats started the season at North Texas on Sept. 10 where the team tied for sixth place with Arkansas-Little Rock.
Benjamin Smith and Beau Willis were the top finishers for the Bearkats at the opening tournament. Both players shot 147 over two rounds to tie for 24th in the individual standings.
Willis was also among the Bearkats’ top finishers at the 2007 Southland Conference Tournament last spring with a 21st place finish at the event held in Kerrville last April.
In their second tournament of the season, the Bearkats traveled to the University of New Mexico where the team competed against schools such as Ohio State, University of Colorado, and Pepperdine, who won the tournament with a team score of 864.
Sam Houston State claimed sixth place at the tournament held in Albuquerque, NM with a team total of 882.
Brandon Frankhouser and Scott Kelly led the Bearkats with a tie for 11th place in the individual standings.
Frankhouser shot 71, 74, 73 over three rounds for a total of 218, while Kelly shot 72, 72, 74 for a total of 218.
The women’s golf team opened up their season on a high note with a first place finish at the University of North Texas Women’s Classic Sept. 10-11.
Stefanie Page led the Bearkats with a second place finish, followed by Jenny Heinz who came in at 13th in the individual standings.
Page, who tied for first place at the 2007 Southland Conference Tournament in April, shot a 72 in the first round and a 74 in the second for a total score of 146. Susan Nam of Florida International took the individual title with a total score of 145.
In their second showing, the Bearkats placed sixth at the University of Louisiana-Monroe Fred Marx Invitational Sept. 24-25.
Led by Jenny Heinz, who earned a second-place individual finish, the Sam Houston State team compiled a 933 team total to finish behind Central Arkansas (928), Samford (928), Jacksonville State (928), and South Alabama (922).