The third-ranked ACU golf team dominated in its first and second day of competition at the Bruce Williams Memorial tournament in San Antonio.
The Wildcats started off on fire, shooting 7-under-par as a team (569) and finished with an absurd 33-stroke (13-under-par 581) victory.
Sophomore Corbin Renner and senior Alex Carpenter led the way for Abilene.
Renner shot 12-under-par (204), good enough to earn him first place. It was his first tournament win as a collegiate golfer.
Carpenter also had a strong outing, posting a 4-under-par (212) for second place. Junior Trey Sullivan also shot well with a 3-under-par (213) score.
Carpenter began the second day four shots behind Renner at 4-under-140, but he could not make up any ground.
The win was the Wildcats second of this season and first since the season-opening game win at Abilene’s Charles Coody West Texas Intercollegiate.
The defending Lone Star Conference champion Cameron University Aggies and University of the Incarnate Word tied for second place. Tournament host St. Mary’s University placed third.
In a tournament of twelve teams and sixty-eight players, four of the five Wildcats placed in the top 35 spots.
Senior Ian Evans shot 13-over-par (229) to earn a tie for 35th place, while senior Morgan Johnson finished in a tie for eighteenth with a score of 8-over-par (224).
The Bruce Williams Memorial marked the end of the fall season for the ‘Cats.
The squad finished in the top six of all their tournaments. The team will return to the courses in late February to start its 2013 spring season where they open up at the Quintero Invitational in Peoria, Ariz.
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