UHV’s Jaxon Langford sets new record

Langford posts career round in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – University of Houston-Victoria freshman Jaxon Langford assaulted the UHV men’s golf record book on Tuesday as he set or tied several marks in the final around of the U.C. Ferguson Classic hosted by Oklahoma City University at the Lincoln Park Golf Club.

A bogey-par finish cost Langford a chance to set a new overall single-round low score, but his three round total snapped a long-standing UHV mark for low tournament round versus par.

Langford posted rounds of 32-33-65 and finished the tournament tied for second at 10-under-par 203 to set a new low tournament round versus par record. The old record was a 7-under-par 209 set by Jonathan Allen in the 2011-12 season.

Langford also set a new mark for the best 54-hole total tournament score with his 203, eclipsing Allen’s old mark of 66-74-69-209 set in the 2011-12 season. His final round 65 also ties the best third round score and lowest tournament round score set earlier this year by his teammate Benjamin Lake and was the tournament’s low round of the day.

Starting his round on the 14th hole, he played his first five hole at one under and then proceeded to birdie five of the first eight holes on the front nine. His first bleep on the front came at the par 3 ninth with a bogey. He then birdied 10 and 11 to get to seven under, but another bogey at the par 3 12th cost him a shot at the single low round score as he parred his final hole of the day.

Despite another record day for the Jaguars, they struggled home playing the final seven holes at seven over to finish with a 284 and in fifth place with a 54-hole score of 844. The 844 score also set a new UHV low-54 hole team score,  breaking the old mark of 858 set at the 2010-11 TLU John Bohmann.

The Jaguars finished the day in fifth place in the 15-team field and fifth-ranked Bellevue took the team title with a 27-under-par 825 after posting a final round 276. Southwestern Christian University and Indian Hills Community College tied for second at 17-under 835, while Oklahoma City placed fourth at 12-under 840.

Behind Langford for UHV, Max Schliesing posted a 4-under 209 with a final round 72, while Ben Lake added a final round 72 for a217, Will Paton a 78 for a 218 and Jacob Flores a 75 for a 222. Dawson Frye playing as a medalist, carded a final round 74 for a 213.

The Jaguars will return to action May 3-4 when they host the Association of Independent Institutions Conference Championships at the Victoria Country Club.