East Central University’s Ilissa Riley-Jaggers recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3 No. 5 hole Wednesday as the Lady Tigers wrapped up play at the 2011 Lone Star Conference Golf Championships at the par-71 Republic Golf Club.
Jaggers used a six-iron on the 139-yard swing to the hole for her first career ace. She finished in a tie for 48th place in the three-day, three-round event. That led to her best round of the tournament, which was a 4-over 75. She shot a 79 in Monday’s opening round and carded a 92 on Tuesday while finishing at 33-over.
Jaggers also finished with birdies on two other holes on Wednesday.
ECU claimed eighth place in the team standings with a score of 940.
Carol Blanton led the Lady Tiger effort as she also recorded a 75 on Wednesday after posting an 81 on Monday and a 76 on Tuesday. She finished at 19-over for the competition after firing four birdies during her three-day stay, including two on Tuesday.
Teammate Emily Wharton was two shots back of Blanton at 21-over after shooting an 80 in the final round. She registered scores of 76-78 the first two days and had four birdies during the three rounds (three on Wednesday). Whitney McDaniel tied for 30th at 22-over after putting up scores of 78-76-81. McDaniel also had four birdies in three rounds of play. Megan Dutton was 50th at 34-over after rounds of 80-89-78. She had one birdie in the opening round.
Tarleton State, which had three individuals finish in the top four, earned the team title with a score of 866, followed by Midwestern State (895), Incarnate Word (897), Northeastern State (905), Central Oklahoma (916), West Texas A&M (921), Texas A&M-Commerce (922), Angelo State (932), ECU, Cameron (943), Southwestern Oklahoma State (981) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (1053).
Carla Cooper, of Tarleton, captured medalist honors by going 3-under for the tournament as she concluded play with a 1-under 70 on Wednesday after firing a 3-under 68 in Monday’s opening round and posting a 72 on Tuesday.
She topped teammate Jacqueline Lau (72-72-72) and Texas A&M-Commerce’s Chantry McMahan (70-75-71) by six strokes as that pair finished at 3-over. Tarleton’s Sharon Lau was fourth at 4-over after scores of 74-68-75.
There were 12 teams and 60 golfers involved in the tournament.
Keeley, Robbins tie for 17th place; Tiger golfers finish eighth
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – East Central University’s Travis Keeley and Dakota Robbins tied for 17th place as the Tigers settled for eighth in the team standings as the three-day, three-round Lone Star Conference Men’s Golf Championships concluded Wednesday at the par-72 Randolph Oak Golf Club.
Keeley fired a 1-over 73 for his best round of the tournament after registering a 76 on Monday and a 74 on Tuesday to finish at 7-over-par. He ended up with 11 birdies in the 54-hole event. Robbins carved out an even-par 72 on Tuesday and was also at 7-over after registering scores of 75 and 76 in the first two rounds. He finished with 10 birdies through the three rounds.
ECU’s Brandon Herbison tied for 29th place at 11-over through 54 holes. He finished with back-to-back 74s after shooting a 79 in the opening round on Monday. Herbison ended up with seven birdies in the tourney. Teammate Bryeson Lance was 15-over for the event, but posted his best round in Wednesday’s finale with a 72 after scores of 83 and 76 to finish at 15-over and a tie for 36th place. Lance finished the event with six birdies.
Brandon Nicholson, also of ECU, finished at 19-over and in a tie for 43rd place. His three-round scores were 79-77-79 as he also had seven birdies during his 54 holes of play.
Central Oklahoma, which had three individuals in the top five, captured the team title with a score of 859, followed by Cameron (868), Abilene Christian (870), Northeastern State (890), Texas A&M-Commerce (891), West Texas A&M (891), Southwestern Oklahoma State (898), ECU (900), Midwestern State (902), Incarnate Word (911) and Southeastern Oklahoma State (937).
UCO’s Colby Shrum earned medalist honors with an impressive 9-under effort (67-72-68). He edged out Northeastern State’s Casey Nelson (68-70-70) and West Texas A&M’s Ben Hargis (69-70-69) by one stroke.
There were 11 teams and 55 individuals competing in the tournament.