OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Our Lady of the Lake overcame a 12-stroke, final round deficit to claim the team title at the 2015 RRAC Men's Golf Championships, which were played at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club. OLLU jumped from third to first on the final day as three Saints golfers -- Ian Berrigan, Christopher Schriedel and Tommy Xu -- each shot rounds of 70 on the par-72 course. UT-Brownsville finished only four strokes behind in second, while St. Thomas was only six strokes off the lead in third. RRAC teams played in the combined event against teams from the Sooner Athletic Conference.
UTB's Angel Aguirre won the individual title while also posting a third-round score of 70 to finish five shots better than Berrigan and Schriedel who tied for second. Xu and UST's Jeffrey Swearingen finished tied for fourth. UTB's Saad Milan was named RRAC Men's Golfer of the Year. OLLU's Alan Baxter was selected RRAC Coach of the Year.
HOBBS, N.M. – The University of the Southwest announced the hiring of Douglas Wilkinson as the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach on Monday, introducing him as the newest member of the Mustang Athletic Staff.
"I am pleased to announce the naming of Doug Wilkinson as the new Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at the University of the Southwest," stated Vice President of Advancement and Director of Athletics William Weidner, "Doug brings to USW a demonstrated track record of success in the intercollegiate athletics golf coaching profession as a proven head coach who built an NAIA top 25 golf program during his tenure at Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.). Under his leadership, the intercollegiate golf programs that he has served have consistently excelled in both the athletic and academic arenas."
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- St. Thomas holds the team lead after the first two rounds of the 2015 RRAC Men's Golf Championships, which were played at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club on Monday. The Celts hold a four-stroke lead over UT-Brownsville, while Our Lady of the Lake trails by 12 strokes in third place.
Last year's individual titleist, UST's Richard Le, is tied for the lead among players with UTB's Angel Aguirre with a total of 146. However, there are five other players within three strokes of the lead including UST's Jeffrey Swearingen who is one stroke behind.
The tournament is a combined event with the Sooner Athletic Conference. The final round of the event will be held on Tuesday.