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HSU Cowboys sit fourth after day 1 at ASC tourney

Hardin-Simmons’ men’s golf team is in fourth place after the first day of the American Southwest Conference Championship that is being played at the par-72, 7.096-yard Comanche Trace Golf Club in Kerrville.

The Cowboys shot a 306 in the first round and improved eight shots in round two with a 298 and finished with a two-round total of 604.

Freshman Matt Jouett led the Cowboys after shooting a pair of 73s and his 146 total has him tied for 10th overall. Luke Smith shot a pair of 75s and is in 18th place at 150. Senior Austin Prior shot 75-77-152. Michael Speck had an 83 in the first round and followed it up with a career-low 73 in the second round and finished with a 156 total. Aaron Errico shot an 83-79-162.

Jouett and Prior led the Cowboys with five birdies each on the day. 

Mary Hardin-Baylor raced out to the team lead with a 12-under par 276 in the first round and followed with a 283 for a 559 total. UT-Tyler shot 292-279 for a 571 and is 12 strokes back. Concordia is third at 588, HSU is fourth followed by LeTourneau (606), UT-Dallas (609), Howard Payne (622) and Louisiana College (741).

Mats Heien of Mary Hardin-Baylor shot an 8-under par 64 in the first round and followed with a 60 and he has a commanding eight-stroke lead in the medalist race over Alden Fortner of UMHB, George Toone of UT-Tyler and Mason Terry of LeTourneau.

The tournament will conclude with 18 holes in a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

HSU Scores                                       1                2                Total

T10 Matt Jouett                                73              73              146

18 Luke Smith                                   75              75              150

T23 Austin Prior                               75              77              152

26 Mike Speck                                   83              73              156

32 Aaron Errico                                83              79              162

 

Top 10 Individuals                         1                2                Total

1 Mats Heien, UMHB                     64              69              133

2 Alden Fortner, UMHB                72              69              141

George Toone, UTT                        74              67              141

Mason Terry, LETU                        67              74              141

5 Logan Young, CTX                       70              72              142

6 Sam Hill, UTT                               69              74              143

7 Brandon Rougeau, UTT              75              69              144

8 Cody Gilbert, UTT                       74              71              145

Brice Cooper, UTD                         70              75              145

10 Jarrod Brown, UMHB               72              74              146

Matt Jouett, HSU                             73              73              146

 

Team Scores                                     1                2                Total

1 Mary Hardin-Baylor                    276            283            559

2 UT-Tyler                                        292            279            571

3 Concordia                                      292            296            588

4 Hardin-Simmons                          306            298            604

5 LeTourneau                                   300            306            606

6 UT-Dallas                                      312            297            609

7 Howard Payne                               317            305            622

8 Louisiana College                          376            365            741 


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