Aug 30, 2023
Pottsboro, Texas—The Aggie men’s golf team took a tenth place team finish at the Lion Invitational at Tanglewood this week. Panhandle State tallied team scores of 340 and 344 respectively in Monday and Tuesday’s single-round sessions.
Competing among nine other teams that spanned the junior college, NAIA and NCAA ranks, the Aggie men were led by freshman Chandler Evans and junior Lucas Heathington who finished just one stroke apart at 46 and T47 individually. Evans and Heathington matched in round one with each marking scores of 82 on Monday; teams lows for the tournament. Evans ended Tuesday’s 18-hole round with an 84, and Heathington shot an 85. Teammates Sergi Teller (85, 91), Joshua Rouse (91, 87) and Karsten Harrison (94, 88) placed 51, 53 and T55 in the field of 56 golfers.
The tournament was hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce at the Tanglewood Resort in Pottsboro, Texas March 19-20. From the NCAA men’s tees, the course ranged 6,536 yards and held a par of 72. Zach James of Southeastern Oklahoma State University finished at the top of the leaderboard, shooting six-under par with scores of 70 and 68. Southeastern also took the team title with combined round scores of 287, 293 for a four-over par finish.
The Aggie men’s team holds two more tournaments on the regular-season, starting with the Kansas Wesleyan Spring Invitational in Salina, Kan. March 26-27. Panhandle State men’s golf than travels to Winfield, Kan. for the South Central Kansas Spring Invitational April 2-3 before taking part in the Sooner Athletic Golf Championship in Oklahoma City April 23-24.
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