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St. Mary’s Golf Finishes, Second, Third

LAREDO – Amanda Anderson and Matt Vela each placed sixth individually, helping the St. Mary’s University women’s golf team to a second place finish, while the men finished third at the Texas A&M International Dustdevil Invitational Tuesday afternoon at the Laredo Country Club.

For the men Matt Vela (Fr., San Antonio) shot a final round 76 to finish with a 221 (71-74-76), good for sixth overall. He finished 11 strokes behind individual winner Blake Worden of Texas A&M University-Commerce, who ran away with the individual title, winning by six strokes over second place Shane Pearce of the University of Texas-Pan American.

James Grant (So., San Antonio) and Jerry Holguin (Fr., San Antonio) each tied for seventh overall with identical 223s. Jimmy Willingham (Sr., San Antonio) was 11th with a three-round total of 224.

Texas-Pan American won the team title with an 876 (300-278-298), while Texas A&M-Commerce was second with an 885. St. Mary’s took third with an 890.

On the women’s side Amanda Anderson (Jr., San Antonio) took sixth, despite a final round 85 (77-85 – 162). Mariale Carmey of Texas-Pan America won the individual title with a two-round total of 153 (74-79), with teammate Haley Hocott finishing one stroke back.

Ursula Perez (Fr., San Antonio) placed in a tie for ninth overall with teammate Jenna Wessels (So., Katy) with 172s. Marie Hulsey (So., El Paso) finished 18th with a 184.

In the team standings St. Mary’s finished second to Texas-Pan American, who won the tournament with a two-round total of 627.

The women’s golf team will return to action on Feb. 16-17 at the Tarleton State University Invitational in Granbury. The men’s team will play next on Feb. 18-19 at the St. Edward’s University Invitational in Austin.

2008 Texas A&M-International Dustdevil Invitational
Laredo Country Club, Laredo, Texas
Men’s Team Standings:
1. Texas-Pan American 876 (300-278-298), 2. Texas A&M-Commerce 885 (299-293-293), 3. St. Mary’s 890 (293-296-301), 4. Incarnate Word 910 (305-304-301), 5. Dallas Baptist 919 (310-306-303), 6. Texas A&M-International 1107 (382-369-356).
Individual Standings: 1. Blake Worden (TAMUC) 210 (71-70-69), 2. Shane Pearce (UTPA) 216 (76-65-75), t3. Armen Kirakossian (UTPA) 219 (74-70-75), t3. Matt French (UIW) 219 (72-73-74), 5. Pinkey Hartline (TAMUC) 220 (78-70-72).
St. Mary’s Individuals: 6. Matt Vela 221 (71-74-76), t7. James Grant 223 (76-75-72), t7. Jerry Holguin 223 (71-73-79), 11. Jimmy Willingham 224 (75-75-74), t14. Preston Akromis 228 (73-75-80), 23. Alex Maurer 235 (82-74-79), 24. Jadon Mehra 236 (83-71-82).

Women’s Team Standings: 1. Texas-Pan American 627 (315-312), 2. St. Mary’s 690 (343-347), 3. Dallas Baptist 693 (359-334), 4. Texas-Brownsville 700 (354-346), 5. Incarnate Word 727 (362-365), 6. Texas A&M-International 867 (451-416).
Individual Standings: 1. Mariale Carney (UTPA) 153 (74-79), t2. Haley Hocott (UTPA) 154 (80-74), t2. April Martinez (UTB) 154 (80-74), 4. Browyn Sandberg (UTPA) 159 (79-80), 5. Rebecca DeLeon (UTPA) 161 (82-79).
St. Mary’s Individuals: 6. Amanda Anderson 162 (77-85), t9. Ursula Perez 172 (86-86), t9. Jenna Wessels 172 (89-83), t18. Marie Hulsey 184 (91-93), t26. Sonya Sanchez 195 (95-100).

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