Stephen F. Austin won the men’s golf team championship and Central Arkansas took home the women’s trophy as both squads set tournament records to win at the Elkins Lake Fall Golf Classic hosted by Sam Houston State Monday and Tuesday.
The tournament was stopped after 36 holes due to wet course conditions after three days of rain. Tuesday morning, the final three holes of the second round were completed from Monday and then the event was suspended.
Stephen F.Austin’s 15-under score of 272-289-561 broke a 26-year-old tournament record of 564 set by Sam Houston State on the way to the 1983 Elkins Fall title.
Stephen F. Austin earned its fourth championship in the event. The Lumberjacks won the 1981, 1984 and 1992 tournaments.
Central Arkansas’s winning score of 285-291-576 broke the women’s tournament record of 628 set by Sam Houston in 1999.
Sam Houston State finished as runner-up in the women’s event, posting a 302-302-604 total. Freshman Shelby Hardy led the Bearkats with a 6th place finish, shooting 74-74-148.
Rebecca Sorenson of Central Arkansas won the women’s individual medalist trophy with a seven-under 69-68-137 total. Her school set a tournament record as well, breaking the mark of 155 set by Janell Howland of Lamar in 1999.
Sam Houston’s men’s team placed third behind Stephen F. Austin and Oklahoma Christian. The Bearkats shot a 288-283-571.
Scott Kelly of Sam Houston State was the individual medalist with an eight-under 69-67-136 total. Kelly broke the Elkins Lake Fall Classic men’s 36-hole record of 138 set by Dan Cook of Sam Houston in 1983 and Brandt Kieschnick of SHSU in 1996.
1. Stephen F. Austin2. Oklahoma Christian3. Sam Houston4. Houston Baptist5. UT-Pan American6. Tyler7. Nicholls8. Louisiana-Monroe9. McNeese