Trinity Men’s and Women’s Spring Golf Season kicks off at the Schreiner Spring Shootout.
The Tigers fought two long days Monday and Tuesday with the men finishing sixth and the women taking second place.
After finishing on a high note in the fall placing second at the Alamo City Classic, the girls were ready to get back to training.
Senior captain Brigette Lee said, “I’ve been looking forward to getting the chance to grow stronger as a team and as an individual player. I’m excited to see the progress we’ve made since the fall season.”
On the women’s side, sophomore Taylor Moser led the team shooting 76 both days placed second in the tournament just one stroke behind Schreiner’s Kaycee Bankert who had an overall score of 151.
Hanna Niner, who won the tournament last year, came in ninth place with a total score of 160.
Sophomore Shelby DeVore shot a 76 after the first round then 84 the final day tying for 13th as well as Lee tying for 17th and Christine Campbell finished 21st.
Overall, the women really stepped up with everyone placing within the top twenty-five.
This year the girls plan to take it all the way and win their conference.
“Practice is definitely the key to achieving this.” Lee said. “Especially practicing putting and chipping.”
With the Tigers only eight strokes away from taking first behind Schreiner who finished with 630 points, the team has already gotten off to a great start.
As long as they keep putting in the work, they will get closer to reaching their goals.
Hanna gives some advice on the mindset an athlete should have during the tournament.
“I think losing is hard for any athlete to do.” Niner said. “As athletes, we just have to keep reminding ourselves of the next shot, the next hole, and the next tournament instead of focusing on the past.”
The women continue their season, the Tigers head to Peoria, Arizona for the George Fox Westbrook Invitational March 12th-13th.
On the men’s side, the team finished sixth with two men finishing in the top twenty.
After the first day, the Tigers were one stroke behind Southwestern University, the University of Texas-Dallas and Concordia University who were all tied for fifth place.
Junior Jacob Hudson led the Tigers tying for eighth shooting a 72 after the first round and a 77 on the final day.
Remond Lyons finished second for Trinity and tied for 19th in the tournament with a total score of 152.
The men’s competition at this tournament was very tight with Trinity only trailing first place Texas Lutheran University by 23 strokes taking sixth place.
Senior Alex Hartzell shot a 156 tying for 28th in the tournament overall.
As the team looks ahead, they have big goals to accomplish this season.
“We have been looking a chance to get to nationals all year,” Hartzell said. “That has been our primary focus and main goal.”
After finishing second as well in the Alamo City Classic last fall, the Tigers are ready to start their season.
“We just want to get as much practice in as possible between events,” Hudson said. “As small as the team is, if anybody is rusty we won’t have a chance to perform well as a team.”
With golf being such an individual sport, it is crucial to have every team member putting in the effort at all times.
The men’s team continues as they move on to The West Cup in California March 28th and 29th.