Monday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 21, Trinity’s men’s golf team competed in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. After two days of intense play, the Tiger men finished second.
The Tigers played two rounds of golf on day one. Trinity started off solidly, shooting a combined score of 593 between the two rounds played Monday, placing them eight strokes behind defending SCAC and NCAA Division III champions Schreiner University.
For individuals, Redmond Lyons (73-70) and Kalen Vos (72-71) posted the same score of 143, tying them for second place. Diego Trevino shot a 153 (77-76), which placed him in a tie for 15th. Teammate Trevor Warner (76-78) stood one stroke back of Trevino in a tie for 17th. Rounding out the Tiger competitors was Travis Hindle in 21st place (78-79).
Trinity could not close the gap on Schreiner as the Tigers shot a final-round 297, 11 strokes behind Schreiner. Lyons continued to play well, finishing with a 75 (3-over par) to bring his total to 218, tying for third. For his efforts, Lyons was awarded All-SCAC First Team honors.
Vos finished strong as well, earning seventh after posting a 78 in the third round (221 total). With his top-10 finish this year, Vos has now finished in the top ten at the SCAC Championships for the third year in a row. Vos’s performance also earned him All-SCAC Second Team honors.
Shooting the best round of the day for Trinity was Trevino, who tied for 11th with his final round par (72). Trevino joined Vos as a member of the All-SCAC Second Team. Warner and Hindle both posted a 75 on the final round to earned 15th and 20th, respectively.
“We didn’t play our absolute best, but [we] broke through a huge goal which was to overtake Southwestern in a tournament,” Vos said.
The Tiger men are waiting to hear back on a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championships that will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina May 12-15. They will be notified about the bid by early May.
“Hopefully the team will get offered an at-large bid, but if not there is a chance for one or two of our top guys to get to go as individuals,” Hindle said.