The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Sports

May 1, 2013

Saints finish 3rd in AII meet

VICTORIA, Texas – Conditions were drastically different — and the scores improved, too — but Ashford remained in third place Tuesday on the final day of the Association of Independent Institutions Championships in men’s golf.

On a hot and humid day, the Saints shot rounds of 289 and 300 to finish with a three-round total of 892. Cal State San Marcos, ranked third in the NAIA, finished with a 294-289-291—874 score to win the tournament by seven shots over No. 13 British Columbia and earn an automatic berth in the NAIA National Championships.

The 23rd-ranked Saints entered the day in third place after rain shortened day one to one round.

“Our guys left it all out on the course today,” Ashford coach Josh Heiple said. “It was a tough way to end the tournament, but we have to take away the fact that we were right there with two of the best teams in the country.”

In a lineup that featured all of the team’s five seniors, two Saints tied for sixth place with 221s. Chien Hau Tan (75-68-78) and Dan Balgooyen (77-70-74) were the lone Ashford players to finish in the top 10. In round two, Tan and Balgooyen each matched his career-low round score, set two previous times each.

After topping the Ashford scorecard in round one, Trent Specht finished just outside of the top 10, tying for 11th with a 74-75-76—225. Right behind him was Ross Milne, who carded a 227 (77-76-74) to tie for 14th place.

Jimmy Joachim completed the Ashford scoring, turning in a 78-77-76—231 to tie for 19th place.

University of Houston-Victoria’s Vance Edwards took medalist honors with a 72-71-70—213 to win by two shots.

The Saints will have to wait to see if they have earned an at-large bid to the National Championships, but if this was the final tournament of the year, it was a memorable season.

Text Only
Sports
  • 4-16-14 1B-Photo, Robinson Kings' Robinson trying to keep up with himself CLINTON -- Deshond Robinson knew he was fast, but he didn't know how fast he had become since winning the open 400-meter dash at the Iowa high school state meet last spring. Earlier in his high school career, Robinson was pretty reluctant about comp

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeWitt heats up on cold night CLINTON -- Following the meet last Tuesday night in Camanche, Central DeWitt coach Eric Olson huddled his girls track team around the finish line after a lukewarm performance. He called out his team for not being aggressive and not having that desire

    April 16, 2014

  • Fillies blank the Boilermakers MORRISON, Ill -- Lauren Rice didn't allow a hit and struck out 13 Kewanee batters Tuesday as Morrison defeated the Boilermakers 12-0 in Three Rivers Conference softball. Rice got plenty of offensive support. The Fillies recorded 13 hits. Shannon Finn

    April 16, 2014

  • LumberKings blanked, 2-0 DAYTON, Ohio -- Limited to seven singles, the Clinton LumberKings were shut out by Dayton 2-0 on Tuesday night in Midwest League baseball. The loss was the LumberKings' third straight, while the Dragons picked up their sixth straight win in front of

    April 16, 2014

  • Clinton defeats West DAVENPORT -- Competing without its No. 2 player wasn't enough to stop Clinton's boys tennis team Tuesday. The River Kings defeated Davenport West 6-3, winning four singles matches and two in doubles. Evan Hood, Cyrus Colah, Sameer Ansari and Connor N

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-16-14 2B-Photo, Fulton Relays Steamers win on home track FULTON, Ill. -- A couple of minor setbacks didn't really bother Bryce Holesinger at all Tuesday evening. The big picture was bright for Holesinger and his teammates on the Fulton/Fulton Unity boys track team. Not only did the Steamers win their third

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kings, Rebels 2nd at DeWitt DEWITT -- Clinton claimed second place in the Class A division and Northeast took second in Class B on Tuesday at the Saber Invitational boys track and field meet at Central DeWitt High School. The River Kings finished with 92 points, two ahead of Ma

    April 16, 2014

  • Grand View sweeps Ashford aside CLINTON - Grand View took advantage of Ashford's inability to bring runners home Tuesday, beating the Saints 6-4 and 8-0 in a non-conference college baseball doubleheader at Ashford University Field. The Ashford offense recorded 18 hits on the aftern

    April 16, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Wildcats aren't champs but we're all still watching Calipari

    Kentucky coach John Calipari is a college basketball phenom for his ability to knit together championship-caliber teams of freshmen. How long will Calipari's success last as other coaches catch on?

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-15-14 13-Photo, Masters Bubba more than local hero? AUGUSTA, Ga. -- He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and -- in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts --Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend. A

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

High School Sports