SHSU sweeps golf tourneys

Sam Houston State’s men’s and women’s golf swept their respective tournaments Tuesday.

The men’s team took home the trophy at the Wisconsin Badger Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin at the University Ridge Golf Course while the women’s golf team picked up its honors at the Oral Roberts Shootout at Meadowbrook Country Club.

The men’s golf team had a 10-stroke lead into the final day of the tournament.

Seniors Zach Cabra and Logan Boatner finished the tournament sharing fifth place. Cabra started with a 71, which was followed by an impressive 68 in the second round. However, Cabra could not hold through to finish and had a 78 in the last round. Boatner was steady with his scores, hitting a 71 the first round and a 73 in both the second and third rounds.

Sophomores Klein Klotz and Andrew Ertel covered ninth and 10th place, respectively. Klotz scored a 71 in the first and last rounds with a 76 in the second round. Ertel started low with a 70 but slipped in the second round, scoring a 76 before bringing it back a bit with a 73 in the final round.

Senior J.T. Taylor had a tough time in the tournament placing 49th after a top-10 finish in the team’s opening tournament. Taylor scored a 74 in the first round, 79 in the second and a 78 in the third round.

The women’s team ended the tournament five stokes ahead of ORU. Just like the men’s team, the women had four girls finish in the top ten individually.

Sophomore Paige Nelson wanted a second individual medalist title after winning at the Louisiana Monroe Fred Marx Invitational last week but fell just short. In hindsight of ORU’s Alejandra Acosta, Nelson scored a 73 in the first round, 70 in the second and a 76 in the final, finishing the tournament in a tie for second place.

Senior Alisa White and Junior Nicole Budnik tied for fourth place with scores of 220. In all three tournaments White has finished in the top-15 and in the top-10 in two of those.

Freshman Sarah Black finished sixth in just her third collegiate tournament. Scoring a 74 in the first round and a 72 in the second, Black kept it steady in the third round with a 75 score.

In her first tournament of the season, sophomore Brooke Fouts finished with a 236 that landed her 42nd in the rankings.

The Bearkats return to Huntsville to prepare for their host tournament at Ravens Nest Golf Course.

SHSU will tee-off at the Harold Funston Invitational Oct. 6.

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