IRVING – KC Lim rallied from a stroke back entering the final round to win medalist honors and St. Mary’s University finished second as a team at the Heartland Conference Men’s Golf Championship Tuesday afternoon at the Hackberry Creek Country Club Monday.
Lim (Sr., San Antonio) trailed Ronnie Van Woesik of Dallas Baptist University by one stroke at the pair headed to the 13th tee after a Woesik birdie on the 12th hole. But Woesik bogied the next three holes, and then had a double-bogey on the par-four 16th hole. That opened up the door for Lim, who had one birdie, three pars and two bogies over the final six hole and won going away by four strokes. Lim finished the tournament with a three-round total of 219 (73-71-75).
Van Woesik was second with a total of 223 (73-70-80). Collin Mayer and Matt Smith, both of St. Edward’s University finished tied for third with three-round totals of 224. Nick May of Newman University placed fifth with a 225.
Jamie Amoretti (Sr., San Antonio) struggled in the final round, shooting a 43 on the front nine and finishing with a 230 (72-76-82) to tie for eighth overall. Jimmy Willingham (Jr., San Antonio) tied for 12th overall with a three-round total of 234 (74-79-81), Preston Akromis (So., San Antonio) is 14th with a 235 (79-73-83) and Aaron Welch (Sr., Del Rio) tied for 18th with a 240 (80-76-84).
St. Edward’s rallied from six stroke back to win the team championship with a total of 900 (301-299-300), 15 strokes ahead of St. Mary’s, which shot a 915 (298-296-321). Lincoln University was third with a 942 (310-310-322), Dallas Baptist was fourth with a 945 (316-303-326), the University of the Incarnate Word was fifth with a 967 (317-312-338), Newman was sixth with a 974 (312-335-327), Montana State University-Billings was seventh with a 985 (318-328-339), Texas A&M-International University was eighth with a 1007 (337-340-330) and Oklahoma Panhandle State University was ninth with 1031 (332-354-345).
St. Mary’s will next head to the NCAA Division II South-Central Region Tournament, set for May 7-9 at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at the Shoals in Florence, Alabama.
Heartland Conference Men’s Golf Championship – Final Standings
Hackberry Creek Country Club, Irving, Texas
Team Results: 1. St. Edward’s 900 (301-299-300), 2. St. Mary’s 915 (298-296-321), 3. Lincoln 942 (310-311-322), 4. Dallas Baptist 945 (316-303-326), 5. Incarnate Word 967 (317-312-338), 6. Newman 974 (312-335-327), 7. Montana State-Billings 985 (318-328-339), 8. Texas A&M-International 1007 (337-340-330), 9. Oklahoma Panhandle State 1031 (332-354-345).
Individual Results: 1. KC Lim (St. Mary’s) 219 (73-71-75), 2. Ronnie Van Woesik (DBU) 223 (73-70-80), t3. Matt Smith (SEU) 224 (72-76-76), t3. Collin Mayer (SEU) 224 (77-72-75), 5. Nick May (Newman) 225 (74-75-76).
Other St. Mary’s Individuals: t8. Jamie Amoretti 230 (72-76-82), t12. Jimmy Willingham 234 (74-79-81), 14. Preston Akromis 235 (79-73-83), t18. Aaron Welch 240 (80-76-84).