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UHV Golf In Longview Monday

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UHV men's and women's golfer started Spring Break in Longview Monday. The University of Houston-Victoria men’s golf team posted two strong rounds Monday and find themselves in contention at the LeTourneu Pinecrest Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the par-72 Pinecrest Country Club.

The Jaguars posted an opening round 302 and were in seventh place going into the day’s second round. The Jaguars improved by three spots with a second round 299 for a 601 and a fourth-place standing.

The Jaguars are two shots back of third place UT-Tyler (300-299-599) and trail tournament leader Bethany College by 21 shots going into Tuesday’s final round. Bethany posted rounds of 299-281-580 and stood six shots in front of Tyler Junior College (299-287-586).

Host LeTourneau and Dallas University share fifth place. LeTourneau posted rounds of 303-302-605, while Dallas carded a 301-304-605.

Cristian Esparza leads the Jaguars with a 73-75-148 and is tied for ninth individually. After an opening round 79, Terry Strickland posted a 2-under 70 and was a shot back of Esparza at 149 and tied for 11th place.

Rounding out the Jaguars’ first day scoring, Juan David Coy posted a 76-75-151, Adrian Saenz a 76-79-155 and James Rollins a 77-83-160.

Preston Woodard, playing as a medalist for the Jaguars, opened tied for the individual lead with a 2-under par 70 and then posted a 79 for a 149.

With two players finishing in the top-11 on Monday, the university of Houston-Victoria women’s golf team is in third place at the LeTourneau Pinecrest Intercollegiate golf tournament at the Pinecrest Country Club.

Viviana Yzquierdo posted an 83 and is in seventh place, while Leah Lerma posted an 87 and is tied for 11th after the opening round.

The Jaguars posted a 350 team score and trailed first-round leader Tyler Junior College (327) and Bethany College (331) in the five-team field.

Following Yzquierdo and Lerma for the Jaguars, Jocelyn Villafranca finished with an 89, Reid Whaley a 91 and Jo Ellen Canales a 100. Viviana Puente, playing as a medalist, posted a 110. Puente recorded her first hole-in-one on Sunday during the Jaguars’ practice round.

Savannah Pinson of Bethany College and Jessica Varner of Centenary College are tied for the individual lead at 74, while Aspen Bryant of Bethany College is two shots back with a 76.

The final round of the tournament tees off Tuesday at 8 a.m.

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