GOLF: Clay, Nishimura turn in Top Ten finishes at the LeTourneau Spring Invitational
At Longview's Pinecrest Country Club, Clay fired a 71 Tuesday to finish with a two-day score of 6-over-par-146, which tied for seventh place with Jamie Gibson of Centenary College.
As a team, the YellowJackets shot 615, finishing sixth out of 10 squads in the men's competition. LeTourneau players shot 300 on Tuesday to move up four places in the team standings.
Spencer Rothluebber also turned in two sub-77 scores, firing a 76 on Monday and a 74 Tuesday for a two-day score of 150. Rothluebber finished 14th out of 60 competitors.
Texas-Tyler won the team event with a two-day score of 574. The Patriots were led by individual tournament winner Matt Stephens. Louisiana College finished second with a team score of 586, followed by Schreiner with a score of 603.
The YellowJackets finished ahead of four American Southwest Conference teams – McMurry, Hardin-Simmons, Centenary College and Mississippi College.
Monday rains and lightning delayed the tournament three hours and cancelled the second round of the day. The men's competition was originally scheduled for three rounds.
In the women's competition, Nishimura turned in scores of 7-over-par-79 and a 9-over-par-81 to finish in ninth place. Nishimura's day included an eagle on the par-4, 10th hole when she holed out from approximately 150 yards away.
The men's golf team heads to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas next week for its final tuneup before the ASC Tournament. The ASC Championship Tournament takes place April 16 and 17 in Lufkin, Texas.