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UTSA men to play at Border Olympics this weekend

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 03/24/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIOThe UTSA men’s golf team will head to Laredo to compete against 18 other teams, including four that are ranked, at the Border Olympics. The two-day event hosted by the University of Houston is scheduled to begin on Friday morning at Laredo Country Club (par 72/7,125 yards). The Roadrunners, who have not competed since Feb. 21-22, are coming off their top spring finish at the Rice Intercollegiate.

What: Border Olympics

Where: Laredo Country Club (par 72/7,125 yards) – Laredo, Texas

When: Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26

Format: Two-day event; 54-hole tournament (36 on Friday/18 on Saturday)

Tournament Field: Air Force, #18 Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, #28 Indiana, Lamar, Liberty, Kansas, Kansas State, New Mexico State, #37 North Texas, #26 Oklahoma, Rice, Texas State, Toledo, UT Arlington, UTSA, Washington State, Wichita State


Defending Team Champion: Texas State 292-289-295—876
Defending Team Individual: Joakim Mikkelsen (Baylor) 70-68-75—213 (-3)

UTSA Lineup
Lewis Chong (Sr. – Lethbridge, Alberta)
· Team captain
· Currently recording a 74.11 stroke average in nine rounds in the spring season
· Carded a 70-73-74—217 to tie for 21st at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational

Nicko Dodd (So. – Sugar Land, Texas)
· Ranks second on the team with a 75.14 stroke average
· Fired a season-low round of three-under 68 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
· Tied for 20th with a 71-74-75—220 at the Lone Star Invitational

Mitchell Griffin (So. – Driftwood, Texas)
· Aced the par-three 13th at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
· Tied for 46th at the Arizona Intercollegiate with a 73-71-84—248
· Finished tied for 23rd with a 73-72-74—219 at the Rice Intercollegiate

Austin Struble (So. – Aledo, Texas)
· Owns a 76.80 overall stroke average this season
· Tied for 41st at the Rice Intercollegiate with a 75-75-72—222
· Carded a 78-74-81—233 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational

Ryan Werre (Fr. – Redcliff, Alberta)
· Leads the Roadrunners with a 74.71 stroke average for 2010-11
· Fired a season-low round of six-under 66 at the Rice Intercollegiate
· Finished 18th (74-72-74—220) at the Arizona Intercollegiate

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