Golf closes in on season

The two teams have combined for ten top-ten finishes out of the eighteen total tournaments TU has participated in. Among these finishes was a tournament win by the men’s team at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic, led by individual winner Matt Mabrey.

The men’s golf team has had a solid season thus far, finishing in the top ten teams in nine out of the ten tournaments they have played in. The aforementioned win in Little Rock was the first team tournament for the Hurricane since the 2011 National Invitational. Matt Mabrey was the individual leader, finishing six under par after all three rounds. Fellow senior Colton Staggs also finished in the top five, as his four under par earned fourth place.

Another highlight of the men’s season was the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, where Staggs and Mabrey finished fifth and sixth, respectively. The next tournament for Hurricane golf is the American Championships, held April 26–28 in Lecanto, Florida.

The women’s golf team has also seen success, with a top-five finish at the Texas A&M “Mo” Morial tournament and a top-ten finish at the Betsy Rawls Invitational. The Rawls Invitational featured a top-thirty finish by junior Chanya Angwarawong.

One of the best individual performances by the women was in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, when senior Alex Haun finished five under par in the final round to claim the eighth place overall. The American Championships for the women was held this past weekend, in Palm Coast, Florida.

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