Texas Tournament

A senior, Ryan Kiel knows his time playing collegiate golf is coming to end. But the Texas Lutheran Bulldog is determined to make the most of the rounds and challenges he has remaining.

Kiel fired an impressive 8-under (for the tournament 67-69 course record is 66) in the final round of the TLU Intercollegiate Invitational at Vaaler Creek Golf Club to lead the host team to a convincing victory over a field of 13 other college squads. Kiel’s performance was good enough to win medalist honors by a stunning 11 shots over California Lutheran’s Parker Colvin and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s (UMHB) Michael Haney.

Kiel, who played his high school golf at Seguin High School, was one shot short of putting his name on the course record. A putt at birdie just slid by the cup on the 18th hole, giving Kiel the 67 rather than 66. Winning the individual title and leading his Bulldogs to the team victory are more than enough consolation for the senior.

UMHB, a member of the American Southwest Conference along with Texas Lutheran, finished in second place with a team score of 614, two better than California Lutheran and four better than fellow conference member LeTourneau (618).

The remainder of the field stacked up this way: Houston-Victoria (626), Concordia Texas (627), Hardin-Simmons (633), Trinity (636) University of Texas at Dallas (641), Southwestern (648), TLU “B” (653), McMurry (671) and Texas A&M International (688).

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Team Photo Texas Lurthern UNV: 1 Texas Lutheran Univ. (310-288) 598, 1 Ryan Kiel 69 67 136, T 7 Nick Mehigan 83 70, 153,  Erik Peterson 81 73 154, T 36 Chris Hyten 84 78 162, T 36 Chance Cathey 77 85 162, Coach H C Tran
Team Photo Texas Lurthern UNV: 1 Texas Lutheran Univ. (310-288) 598, 1 Ryan Kiel 69 67 136, T 7 Nick Mehigan 83 70, 153, Erik Peterson 81 73 154, T 36 Chris Hyten 84 78 162, T 36 Chance Cathey 77 85 162, Coach H C Tran
Team Photo Schreiner University, womens: 1 Schreiner University (340-339) 679, 3 Simone Date 39- 44 83, T 4 Gabby Rosales 44- 40 84,  Liz Calderon 40- 46 86, T 8 Sarah Stillwell 42- 45 87, 14 Katlynd Imbody 48- 47 95, Coach Ron Macosko
Team Photo Schreiner University, womens: 1 Schreiner University (340-339) 679, 3 Simone Date 39- 44 83, T 4 Gabby Rosales 44- 40 84, Liz Calderon 40- 46 86, T 8 Sarah Stillwell 42- 45 87, 14 Katlynd Imbody 48- 47 95, Coach Ron Macosko

 

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