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Golfers Hit the Greens at Border Olympics




March 26. 1998

Texas Techs mens golf team will compete in this weekends 46th Annual Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas. The Saturday-Sunday event, hosted by Texas A&M, will play 54 holes at the Laredo Country Club with 14 teams challenging the greens in the nations second oldest college golf tournament. Four nationally ranked squads are slated to compete on the par 72, 7,125 yard layout, including #34 Texas A&M, # 4 Arkansas, #41 Kansas and #45 Sam Houston State. Rounding out the field will be Tech, Baylor, Wichita State, North Texas, Southwestern Louisiana, Rice, Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio, Southwest Texas State and Stephen F. Austin. I look for a good outing this tournament, said head coach Tommy Wilson. Its time for us to come out and play well and I think weve established our A team for this season.

Six individuals will challenge the field for each team, with just the top four scores counting. Filling out the Red Raider lineup will be Tom Baldwin, Gant Bills, Mark Garcia, Alex Armstrong, Philip Tate and Matt Loving. Last year, the Tech squad finished 15th in the 15-team field, hitting rounds of 303, 307 and 302. Tournament hosts Texas A&M claimed the team title with an 855 total, as the Aggies Jeff Brown took individual medalist honors. In the tournaments high school competition, current Red Raider freshman Matt Loving won the individual title as a member of Corpus Christis Mary Carroll High School golf team.



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