The ACU golf team travelled down I-20 down to Dallas to take part in the Dallas Baptist Golf Classic Sunday through Tuesday, finishing in 12th place.
The tournament was hosted by Dallas Baptist University at the Hackberry Creek Country Club.
Oklahoma Christian University won the tournament with an efficient 887 strokes for the tournament.
The Wildcats finished 47 strokes behind Oklahome Christian University.
Meanwhile, senior Alex Carpenter took control of the tournament, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the first round and never looked back.
Carpenter registered the 20th win of his career and achieved the goal he set for himself before his senior campaign.
Carpenter was tied for first place after the first two rounds of action by posting a 4-under-par 140, putting himself in contention before sealing the victory with another solid round Tuesday afternoon.
The victory at Hackberry Creek Country Club means that Carpenter has won the last three tournaments he has entered in dating back to just before spring break.
The ACU team played short-handed this week after two of their key players sat out the tournament while nursing injuries.
Both Trey Sullivan and Corbin Renner missed the Dallas Baptist Golf Classic in order to rest up for the Lone Star Conference championships.
The Dallas Baptist Golf Classic was the first tournament the Wildcats participated in since their fourth place finish at the Chenel Country Club in Little Rock, Ark.
At the Chenel Country Club, ACU faced off against a tough course against teams that will become familiar faces next season.
“That is the toughest course we will play all year,” head coach Mike Cambell said. “A lot of the teams we played will actually be in our conference next year. Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin and a couple other Southland Conference teams were there so I thought we played really well.”
The Wildcats will be back in action Monday through Wednesday when they play in the Lone Star Conference Championship at the Golf Club at Champions Circle in Fort Worth.
With the Wildcats moving up to Division I next season, this will be ACU’s last chance to win the Lone Star Conference and put their stamp on the conference before heading to the Southland Conference next season.
ACU will be one of the favorites to win the Lone Star Conference tournament next week.