Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

Wesleyan men’s golf squad takes Dallas Baptist invitational

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By Josh Lacy
Special to Inside The Pew

DALLAS – The third-ranked Texas Wesleyan University men’s golf team notched  the program’s 197th win overall and second win of the season by taking the Dallas Baptist Patriot Invitational at the Golf Club of Dallas on April 10.

On April 9, the team posted the second best single round in the storied history of the program with an opening round of 269.  A second round of 284 put them at the program’s second best score through 36 holes and gave them a three stroke lead heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Nathan Anderson placed final round 282 with a card of 69. That round was not quite enough to catch the 1961 team’s performance at the Abilene Intercollegiate (a 54-hole score of 835 was again the program’s second best all-time), but it was good enough to run away from the field.  The Rams took the tournament by 13 shots over Lubbock Christian University, while top-ranked Oklahoma Christian University finished third at 849.

Meanwhile, Anderson’s 69 put him at -3 (207) for the tournament a vaulted him from a tie for eighth to the top of the leader board. Anderson finished in a tie with DBU’s Brandon Johnson and St. Edward’s University’s Santiago Quintero.  After a playoff that went three holes, Johnson prevailed as the individual medalist.

Zach Monson shot even par on Tuesday to finish in a tie for fourth, one stroke behind Anderson.  Jose Rolz shot 72 on Tuesday to tie for 14th (210) in the field of 96 individuals.  Joel Thelen shot 71 and tied for 17th at 211.  Dillon

Watkins shot a round of 76 on Tuesday and tied for 34th (217).  Dylan Anthony also competed as an individual and placed 67th with a score of 224.

The tournament was the final regular season action for the Rams.  They will compete for a ninth consecutive Red River Athletic Conference Championship when they take the course at Teravista in Round Rock, April 16-17.

Hardin-Simmons set for Division III week activity

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By Chad Grubbs
Special to Inside The Pew

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons’ athletic teams will host a field day in conjunction with the Special Olympics of Texas on April 11 at the HSU track.

The field day is part of the partnership between Division III and the Special Olympics and the kids that will be participating will use it as part of their training for their regional track and field meet that will be held on May 5.

“This gives us the opportunity to interact with the Special Olympic athletes and we probably end up getting more out of it than the Special Olympic kids,” said Rebecca Roth HSU’s President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. “We really learn a lot from them and it will be a fun day.”

HSU picked the date of April 11 because it coincides with the inaugural Division III Week Campaign by the NCAA.

The NCAA national office also will be focusing attention on the Special Olympics partnership during the NCAA Division III Week celebration which takes place this week. Division III will donate $1 (up to $5,000) to Special Olympics for every new “Like” posted through April 15 on the division’s Facebook page, and also plans events for staff members to celebrate the week in Indianapolis.

It also will monitor conferences’ and schools’ use of social media (including Facebook and Twitter), watching for opportunities to link to or “retweet” Division III Week messaging.

The event is part of Division III’s identity initiative, which was introduced in 2010 to provide an assortment of tools and programs for use in sharpening the division’s identity, and to enable schools and conferences to consistently explain to constituencies ranging from prospective student-athletes to the local community why they prefer to compete in Division III.