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Men's Golf 13th at International Intercollegiate




Feb. 7, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech men's golf team wrapped up competition at the 26th International Intercollegiate tournament today in Monterrey, Mexico. The three-day tournament, hosted by Rice University at Club Campestre, concluded with the Red Raiders in 13th place with a team total of 874, while UC Berkeley claimed the title at 839.

Freshman Gant Bills lead the Texas Tech unit each day of the three-round tournament. Bills finished with a total of 217 to tie for 33rd, firing 69, 75, 73 in each round respectively. Junior Tom Baldwin was close behind with a three-round total of 218 to tie at 41st, followed by freshman Matt Loving and junior Philp Tate (221) tied for 60th.

The UC Berkeley unit claimed the top scoring spot each day on the par 72 course. Southern Methodist (846) and Brigham Young (847) rounded out the top three. In the individual medalist hunt, Seth Thornton, from North Texas, topped the competition with a score of 204, shooting rounds of 69, 71 and 64.

Just one stroke back was Nick Biesecker of Southern Methodist. The Texas Tech squad continues play February 16-17 at the Bridges All-American Intercollegiate in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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Team: 1. UC Berkeley, 839; 2. Southern Methodist, 846; 3. Brigham Young, 847; 5. North Texas, 848; 6. Southwestern Louisiana, 858; 7. Rice, 860; 8. Southeastern Louisiana, 862; 9. Sam Houston, 864; 10. Wichita State, 865; 11. Coloardo, 866; 12. Tennessee, 867; 13. Texas Tech, 874; 14. San Jose State, 876; 15. Missouri, 880; 16. Air Force, 881; 17. Stephen F. Austin, 885; 18. Wisconsin, 888; 19. San Francisco, 892; 20. Club Campestre, 910.
Texas Tech: Individual Medalist - Seth Thornton, North Texas, 204; t33rd Gant Bills, 217; t41st Tom Baldwin, 218; t60th Matt Loving, 221; t60th Philip Tate, 221.



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