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Roadrunners off to Fort Worth for Southland Conference Championship

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/23/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA men’s golf team will head to Fort Worth to compete at the Southland Conference Championship, which begins on Monday and will conclude two days later at the Waterchase Golf Course (par 72/7,304 yards). The Roadrunners will join nine other teams at the 54-hole event, which is slated to tee off at 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Last year, UTSA placed seventh at the tournament with a 902 (295-311-296) and, two seasons ago, UTSA placed fourth (884). The Roadrunners have finished a program-best second four times (1997/2000/2003/2006) in 19 previous appearances. Two players have captured individual crowns, as John Elizondo won in 2006 and Magnus Dohlvik did so in 1997.
What: Southland Conference Championship

When: Monday – Wednesday, April 25 – 27

Where: Waterchase Golf Course (par 72/7,304 yards) – Fort Worth, Texas

Format: Three-day, 54-hole tournament (18 each day).

Tournament Field: Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, UT Arlington, UTSA, Texas State

Live Scoring:

Defending Champion: Southeastern Louisiana 862 (294-285-283)
2010 Individual Champion: Alvaro Arizabaleta (SELA) 208 (72-67-69)

UTSA Lineup
Lewis Chong (Sr. - Lethbridge, Alberta)
· Team captain
· Currently ranks second on the team with a 75.76 stroke average in 21 rounds for the spring
· Finished tied for 13th at the Jim West Intercollegiate with a 221 (73-73-75)
Nicko Dodd (So. - Sugar Land, Texas)
· Holds a 76.33 stroke average in 30 rounds
· Fired a season-low round of three-under 68 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
· Carded a 221 (73-75-73) at the Rice Intercollegiate
Mitchell Griffin (So. - Driftwood, Texas)
· Currently ranks third on the team with a 76.48 stroke average for the spring
· Shot a 73-73-77—223 to tie for 19th at the Jim West Intercollegiate
· Finished tied for 23rd with a 219 (73-72-74) at the Rice Intercollegiate
Austin Struble (So. – Aledo, Texas)
· Owns a 78.46 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 74.95 stroke average in 21 rounds for the spring
· Fired a season-low round of six-under 66 at the Rice Intercollegiate
· Matched his season-low round of six-under 66 at the Aggie Invitational and finished tied for 7th with a 217 (66-79-72)
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