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LETU Sports Update 4-16-14

LONGVIEW, April 16, 2014—YourEastTexas.com brings you the latest in sports news and happenings from LeTourneau University.

Women’s Golf:

The LeTourneau University women’s golf team took advantage of improved weather conditions to shoot a final round 355 at the American Southwest Conference Championships on Tuesday en route to a seventh-place finish. The YellowJackets shot a 36-hole total of 767 (412-355) as the entire lineup improved on their performance from Monday’s opening round.

LeTourneau was led by freshman Kyleigh Scoggin, who improved by 21 strokes for a 179 (100-79) to share 20th-place honors. The 79 is a season low for the rookie from Kaufman and the LeTourneau lineup. Teammate freshman Stephanie Mobley made a 14-stroke improvement to finish 25th with a 182 (98-94). Freshman Alisa Wilson wrapped up her first season at LeTourneau with a 197 (99-98) and freshman Katelyn Breazeale also made a 21-stroke improvement on Tuesday to finish with a 209 (115-94) to finish 31st.

The University of Texas-Tyler captured the team title with a 626 (317-309) for the team title and receive the automatic bid into the 2014 NCAA Division III Golf Championships, May 13-16. McKenzie Ralston of  Mary Hardin-Baylor was the individual champion by four strokes with a 149 (75-74).

Men’s Golf:

The LeTourneau University men's golf team took advantage of improved weather conditions to shoot a final round 315 at the American Southwest Conference Championships on Tuesday en route to a seventh-place finish. The entire LeTourneau lineup contributed to a 38-stroke improvement as the YellowJackets finished with a 1,014 (346-353-315). The 315 is the second lowest round on the season shot by the YellowJackets.

Three YellowJackets shot rounds in the 70 including junior Will Park, who shot a team best final round 76. Park finished with a 54-hole total of 254 (88-90-76) to finish 32nd. Teammates freshman Austin Gray and freshman Spencer Gregory tied for 29th after posting a score of 249. Gregory shot a season-best round 79 in the final round.

Sophomore Jacob Soerens was 33rd with a 262 (88-92-82) and freshman Blake Smith was 34th with a 268 (90-94-84). For Smith, the final round 84 was his best round of the season.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor won the team title with a 908 (310-309-289) to receive the automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Golf Championships, May 13-16. Robby Schimmels of Mary-Hardin Baylor shot a final round 67 to capture the individual title by three strokes.

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