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UHV Men Golf Wins PGA Minority Championship

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The University of Houston-Victoria Men's golf team claimed their fourth title in five years on Sunday at the 32nd PGA Minority Collegiate Championships. The Jaguars began the day with a four-shot lead going into the final nine holes of the final round, but in the end were able to stretch the lead to eight shots in claiming their second straight championship.

The Jaguars posted a final round 305 for a 54-hole total 926, while Governors State University finished as runner-up with a 934 with a final round 310. The Jaguars posted rounds of 307-314 over the first two rounds, while GSU had a 316-318. Juan David Coy (JR/Bucaramanga, Colombia) paced the Jaguars with a second-place finish after caring a 231 with round of 75-82-74-231. Coy finished nine shots back of individual champion Matt Contey of GSU, who posted a 222 with rounds of 77-71-74.

 Cristian Esparza (SR/Houston, TX), playing in his final tournament as a Jaguar, finished in fourth posting an 80-78-76-234. Esparza is the lone senior on the UHV team. James Rollins(SO/Liberty Hill, TX) with rounds of 77-76-82 and Terry Strickland (SO/Missouri City, TX) with rounds of 76-78-81 finished tied for fifth with 235s. Adrian Saenz (JR/Brownsville, TX) posted a 79-85-74-238 to round out the scoring for the Jaguars. The Jaguars' 926 score would have had the Jaguars finishing fifth in Division I and second in Division II.

The University of Houston-Victoria Women's golf team improved on their score each day and turned in a seventh-place finish at the 32nd PGA Minority Collegiate Championships at the PGA Golf Club. The Jaguars posted a final round 349 to finish at 1075 for the 54-hole event. The Jaguars had previously posted rounds of 367-359.

 Bethune Cookman earned its seventh straight Women's Division title with a final round 299 to coast to a 27-shot victory over runner-up University of the Incarnate Word. BCU posted a 54-hole score of 903, while UIW came in at 930. North Carolina AT&T finished in fourth place with a 941, while Texas A&M-Kingsville took fourth with a 997.

 Leah Lerma (FR/Mission, TX) paced the Jaguars a 256 to finish 23rd individually after posting scores of 88-83-85. Jocelyn Villafranca (FR/Cuero, TX) was six shots back tying for 24th with an 89-90-83-262, while Reid Whaley (JR/Nederland, TX) posted a 92-89-88-269 and Jo Ellen Canales (JR/Corpus Christi, TX) a 98-97-93-288.


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