The ACU golf team finished ninth over the week long holiday at the Bob Sitton Invitation at TPC Four Seasons in Dallas. The Wildcats completed the tournament with a score of 896, (+44). Long Beach State won the tournament with a score of 867, (+15).
The course played by 17 teams challenged the players and forced them to be sharp. Tom Shaw, ACU’s golf coach, said the tournament’s set up changed each day, which gave the team a mix of easy and difficult holes.
“I don’t think we were at our best,” Shaw said. “Ball-striking was not sharp for anyone this week. The simple shots seemed to give us the most difficulty.”
Shaw said freshman Garrett Glanton has become more consistent with his overall game. Glanton, who scored the lowest for the Wildcats, finished the tournament tied for 28th with a score of 224, (+11). Cody Burrow, who played for Oral Roberts, won the tournament with a score of 214 points, (+1).
TPC Four Seasons challenged the Wildcats this week, but also challenges professionals from all over the world since it is the home of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament.
“It’s always fun to play a PGA Tour course,” Shaw said. “There were so many references of Byron Nelson around the clubhouse. It was great to see that, especially knowing what Mr. Nelson did for our golf program over the years.”
The Wildcats are turning their eye towards the real challenge, the Southland Conference Championship tournament scheduled in mid-April.
The team will have a practice round at Stonebridge Country Club, the home of the Southland Conference Championship on Friday before returning to Abilene.
The golf team will tee up on March 28th at the Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic at Chenal Country Club.