UHV golf prepares to host Claud Jacobs Invitational

UHV's host tournament will take place at VCC and The Club at Colony Creek

VICTORIA, Texas –The 8th annual University of Houston-Victoria Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational is set to tee off Sunday at two Victoria golf courses with some 90 collegiate players in the field for the men’s and women’s event.

Six women teams and nine men’s teams are signed up to participate in the event with the men competing at Victoria Country Club and the women at The Club at Colony Creek.

Both defending champions – McLennan Community College (men) and 19th-ranked Texas Wesleyan (women) – will be back to defend their titles. Both teams have won back-to-back titles.

Joining McLennan and UHV on the men’s side will be Our Lady of the Lake, University of the Southwest, Texas Wesleyan, Blinn College (two teams), Louisiana College and Tyler Junior College.

Joining TWU and UHV on the women’s side will be the University of the Southwest, Houston St. Thomas, Blinn College and Tyler Junior College.

Play begins bright and early Sunday as the men tee off at 8 a.m. and will be playing 36 holes of their 54-hole event, while the women swing into action at 8:30 a.m. for their first round of a 36-hole event. The final rounds tee off on Monday with the women at 8 a.m. and the men at 8:30 a.m.

Representing the UHV men in the tournament will be Max Schliesing (FR/Switzerland), Will Paton (FR/Portsmouth, England), Ryan Morant (SO/Houston, TX), Benjamin Lake (JR/Victoria, TX), Jacob Flores (SO/Pharr, TX), James Rollins (SR/Liberty Hill, TX) and Joey Hunter. Rollins and Hunter will be playing as individual medalists.

For the women, Jenna Alvarado (FR/Mansfield, TX), Mia Lerma (FR/Mission, TX), Leah Lerma (JR/Mission, TX), Mary Kate Krueger (SR/Cuero, TX), Jocelyn Villafranca (JR/Cuero, TX) and Victoria Garcia (JR/Brownsville, TX) will represent UHV. Garcia will be playing as an individual medalist.

The UHV women won the event in 2015, while the only other team besides UHV and TWU to win the event has been Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is a four-time winner, claiming titles in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Outside McLennan, the men’s tournament has had four different winners. Northwood (TX) won the first event in 2013, followed by Oklahoma City in 2014 and 2015. Texas Wesleyan claimed the title in 2016 and Wayland Baptist won the 2017 event.

The event is free and open to the public and live scoring will be feature at www.golfstat.com


Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics