Fall as Schreiner Finishes Fourth at LeTourneau Classic
Photo: Freshman Maddie Scheidler shot her career best
score of 78 in the first round of the LeTourneau Spring
Classic on Monday. Senior Simone Date (lower left) led
the team effort with her own career best total.
LONGVIEW, TX --
team records and personal bests were set by the Schreiner
women's golf team and its players in finishing fourth at the
LeTourneau Spring Classic in Longview.
In Monday's round, weather forced a three hour delay towards
the end of the round but that did not deter the Mountaineers
from setting two records by shooting 319. Freshmen
Maddie Scheidler and Melanie Dean each shot personal and
career best 78's to lead the SU effort, but were followed
closely by junior Gabby Rosales (81) and seniors Sarah
Stillwell and Simone Date who each shot 82's.
Schreiner was in fourth place after the first round, second
among D-III and D-II colleges and universities in the field
of nine teams. Scheidler and Dean were each tied for
ninth place after round one.
n the second round, Date shot her collegiate-best score of
79 to pace the Mountaineers over the Pine Crest
layout. Stillwell continued her strong senior campaign
by shooting 81, followed by Dean and Scheidler with 85 each
and Rosales shot an 87. For Date, Scheidler and Dean,
the two day totals represent personal bests for each.
As the team, SU shot 330 and retained its hold on fourth
Texarkana Community College won the tournament, shooting 624
for 36 holes. #16-ranked UT-Tyler shot 629, good for
second place. Tyler Junior College was in third place
at 637, followed by Schreiner at 649. Centenary was in
fifth at 672, NCAA Division II Texas A&M International was
at 696, McMurry at 735, Hardin-Simmons at 768 and UT-Dallas
was ninth at 842.
Date finished in 11th place, Stillwell, Dean and Scheidler
all finished in 14th and Rosales placed 21st.
Coach Macosko on the result: "This tournament has
always been good to us, and it happened again this year.
Melanie and Maddie are really coming on in practice, so the
results on Monday (round 1) were no surprise to us.
They just hadn't posted those numbers in tournament play
yet, but now they've broken through and their ceiling going
forward is pretty high if they just play with confidence in
themselves without expectations. It was great that
Sarah continued her strong senior season. I know she
was worried last fall about not finishing a great career
well, but she doesn't have to worry about that anymore.
It was very nice to see Simone have her best tournament
performance late in her career. This should give her
another fond memory and result for all the work she's put in
during her career. The team, for the most part, might
be peeking at the right time of the year."
Schreiner doesn't have much time to rest up. The 2012
ASC Championships are just 12 days away. Although
#6-ranked UMHB and UT-Tyler will be the heavy favorites to
claim the title, the Mountaineers could make for an
interesting dark horse should either of the two favorites