GOLF: Clay's three rounds of 74 or better help LeTourneau to a fourth-place finish
SEGUIN, Texas – Jacob Clay shot par or better in his final two rounds to finish tied for sixth place at the John Bohmann Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament, hosted by Texas Lutheran University.
At Starcke Park in Seguin, Clay shot a par-72 in Tuesday's 3rd round, one day after shooting a 1-under-par-71 to conclude second round play on Monday. Clay finished with a three-round score of 217, which tied with TLU's Chance Cathey.
As a team, the YellowJackets finished fourth with a three-round score of 898, six strokes ahead of McMurry and Southwestern University. In Tuesday's final round, the YellowJackets shot 294 and climbed past Southwestern with an eight-stroke advantage.
Jonathan Allen of NAIA program University of Houston at Victoria won the event with a three-round score of 209. UHV finished second as a team behind Trinity, which placed three golfers in the top eight individual scores.
LeTourneau's Steven Morris finished tied for 18th with a three-round score of 224. After shooting 81 in Monday's opening round, he finished the event by shooting consecutive rounds of 72 and 71.
Spencer Rothluebber showed similar second- and third-round improvement en route to a combined score of 227, good for 26th place. The senior fired rounds of 72 and 73 after carding an 82 in the opening round.
Eric Boone and Hayden Adams rounded out the LeTourneau quintet, carding three-round scores of 234 and 235, respectively.
LeTourneau newcomers Will Park (232, T-35th) and Jake Pope (235, T-43rd) also competed as individuals in their YellowJackets debuts. Park's highlights included a second-round score of 74 on Monday.
The LeTourneau women's golf team was also represented in Seguin, as Morgan Shinn and Candice Nishimura competed as individuals at the Lady Bulldog Fall Classic.
Shinn, a first-year freshman, carded identical scores of 89 on Monday and Tuesday to finish with a two-day score of 178, good for a 44th-place tie out of 74 golfers.
Nishimura, the team's junior and two-year letterwinner, fired an 88 on the first day of competition and finished with a two-round score of 179. Nishimura finished tied for 46th with two other players.
The LeTourneau men return to action Saturday when they compete at the Rhodes College Classic in Tunica, Miss. Second- and third-round action will follow Sunday and Monday.
The LeTourneau women will next be in action Oct. 3 and 4 when they compete at the Al Jones Memorial Tournament at the Cascades Golf Course in Tyler, Texas. The LETU men will also participate in the tournament, which is hosted by UT Tyler.