GOLFERS HEAD TO BAYOU
Oct. 13, 2004
UTA looks to continue their hot start to the 2004 fall season in the Louisiana Tech Invitational at the Squire Creek Country Club beginning Monday. The tournament will feature 36 holes of play on Monday and the final round on Tuesday across the lush 7,105-yard layout.
UTA coimes into the tournamen red-hot after a second-place finish in the NIKE/Northwest Collegiate and the Baylor Invitational before taking first in the rain-shortened SMU Invitational on Oct. 5.
The Mavs are led by junior Jeff Murray who tied for first at SMU with his best outing of the fall with a 68, and is ranked 33rd nationally.
Senior Jordan Krantz, junior Tyrone Mordt, and sophomore Marc Campbell look to continue their outstanding efforts that have contributed to UTA's highest national ranking under coach Jay Rees (21st) and team average of 71.11.
Participating Teams (19): Arkansas State, Centenary College, Houston, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Nebraska, North Texas, Nicholls State, Oral Roberts, Rice, Sam Houston State, Southern Mississippi, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F Austin, Texas-Arlington, Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe.
Ranking:UTA is ranked 21st by golfweek.com and 27th by golfstat.com following the Mavs tournament win at the SMU Invitational on Oct. 5. The win was the first team title since the Beau Chene Classic on Feb. 20, 2002.
Record-Breaking Numbers: UTA's opening-round score of 281 at Baylor tied for the sixth lowest round in program history... The 54-hole total of 859 at the NIKE Northwest ties for the fifth lowest score in school history, matching the score of the Long Beach Invitational in 2000 and the Northwest Collegiate Classic in 2001... Tyrone Mordt's 213 score in Corvallis, Ore. ranks among the top 10 all-time tournament performances at UTA.
More Numbers: UTA's team score of 287.5 per round ranks twelfth in the nation and tops in the region, according to golfstat.com... The Mavs have 18 rounds of par-or-better this season... No player has shot better than a 68.
Lovin' Louisiana: Two of UTA's 17 all-time tournament wins have come on Louisiana soil. UTA won the Beau Chene Classic in Mandeville, La. in 2002 and thge Moe O'Brien Invitational in Lake Charles, La. in 1998.