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SAN ANTONIO- In the pressure of the moment, William Sammons prevailed.
Faced with a sudden-death playoff hole in the final round of the Alamo City Classic against Trinity’s Jacob Mason, Sammons made the crucial putt necessary to earn the individual title. It marked his first individual victory of the fall.
Sammons, whose performance landed him on the All-Tournament team, shot a 208 (-5) over the 52-hole competition. In Tuesday’s third round, the junior finished with a 70 (-1), which was tied for the best mark amongst all competitors in the round. He held the lead after Monday’s action, but maintaining it was a challenging task, with Mason moving up six spots on the player leaderboard on Tuesday, Southwestern’s Christian Rodriguez finishing one stroke behind, and four others under par.
He opened the day with 11 straight pars, though a bogey on the 12th hole put him at +1. He battled back, with pars on the next two holes, before coming up with consecutive birdies that kept him in the title hunt. He then parred on the final two holes, setting up the head-to–head playoff against Mason.
In the team leaderboard, UMHB had two teams on the course, and placed second and sixth in the field of nine that also included Dallas and Schreiner in addition to Southwestern and Trinity. In addition to Sammons’ stellar showing, freshman Luke Lohman finished at even in eighth place, and Harrison Jaeger, who tied for 14th, led the field in par-5s.
Head coach Jordan Cox’s squad closes out its fall schedule next week, playing against familiar opponents at the ASC Preview in Alexandria, Louisiana on Oct. 17-18.
UMHB women’s golf finishes second at ASC Preview
GRANBURY, Texas- Against league rivals at the ASC Preview, the UMHB women’s golf team came up with a second-place finish,
The Crusaders, who were just 13 strokes behind first-place UT-Dallas, finished with a score of 623 (+47) and were 15 strokes below their round one total in Tuesday’s round two (340), moving up two spots on the team leaderboard as a result.
Sydney McConnell led the way, with a fifth-place finish and a mark of 152 (+8), as she climbed the individual leaderboard by six spots in the final 18 holes of play. Sarah Kmiecik was just one stroke back, having gained five places on the leaderboard, and tied for sixth. All five Crusaders finished in the Top 20; Avery Hill was 12th, Lily Self placed 15th, and Lexie Manriquez jumped three spots into the Top 20, at 19th place, in the final round.
UMHB caps off its fall slate next week at the Golfweek D-III Fall Invitational in Destin, Florida, spanning Oct. 16-18.