BELTON-William Sammons took home the highest individual honor in ASC men’s golf on Monday, when, one day after UMHB’s third place finish at the ASC Tournament, the junior was voted Player of the Year as well as a First Team All-ASC selection.
Sammons recorded a pair of victories during the season, at the Alamo City Classic and The Preview, and shot three rounds with a score below 70. He averaged 73.14 and placed in the top 10 in six tournaments.
Joining Sammons on the All-ASC team was Grant Carter and Luke Lohman, who each stepped up this season. A sophomore, Carter played in all 10 tournaments with three top-five finishes and eight rounds of par or better. Lohman, in his true freshman season, tallied two top-10 finishes, averaging 72.83 in five tournaments.
Sophomores Harrison Jaeger and Trey Archer rounded out the UMHB representatives as Honorable Mention All-ASC. Carter had five rounds of par or better this season, and Jaeger averaged a 73.85 over the course of six tournaments.
While it marked the third time Sammons has found himself voted as an All-ASC selection, it is the first such honor for the other four Crusaders who were honored.
Kmiecik to represent women’s golf on national stage
Sarah Kmiecik is one of five women’s golfers across the D-III level who received an announcement yesterday, notifying her that she had been selected for an individual at-large NCAA Tournament bid.
The third-place finisher at the ASC Tournament two weekends ago, Kmiecik is one of six golfers selected to compete in the tournament individually, as their respective teams did not earn spots in the tournament field.
A junior from Houston, Kmiecik’s outstanding season was highlighted by four top-five finishes, five rounds of par or better, and a team-best average of 75.47. This marks the second straight year that she will be part of the field, having competed with UMHB when the Cru won the ASC a season ago, and finished 14th overall at the national tournament. Kmiecik tied for 33rd in that tournament, carding a 72 in the final round.
This year’s NCAA Tournament will be held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, at Mission Inn Resort and Club, running from May 9-12.