Golf team heads to Texas

Apr 032003
Authors: Luke Cornish

The men’s golf team will be looking to further their bid to break several school records when they play in the 52nd annual Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas today and tomorrow.

The 54-hole event will be held at the 7,125-yard, par 72, Laredo Country Club. The teams will start play at 8 a.m. local time both days as they compete against the likes of Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Rice and others in the nation’s second oldest college golf tournament.

There are 19 teams in the field and the Rams will try to continue their streak of finishing in the top ten of every tournament this year. If they keep up the pace they will break the school record of 12 top ten finishes.

There eighth place outing at the Bite/Pacific Intercollegiate gave them their ninth consecutive top-ten placing. The Rams were led by junior Martin Laird who shot rounds of 71, 65 and 73 to finish in a tie for fourth place at seven-under-par.

Laird is on pace to beat the school record of shooting a 72.6 average round score. Laird’s average is currently 71.58. A good outing at the Border Olympics would distance himself from teammate Nolan Martin who is close behind with a 71.85 average.

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