BULLARD — It was not the debut Tyler Junior College golf coach Sandy Terry expected.
Both the Apaches and Apache Ladies linksters were subpar and not in the good way.
“We played poorly,” Terry said of his teams’ performance on Tuesday in the TJC Golf Invitational at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club.
Texarkana College dominated both divisions to claim the championships.
Jay Cox (71-78) and Cody Taylor (77-72), both of Texarkana College, shared medalist honors in the men’s tournament with scores of 149. Danny de Rozario, of the UT Tyler JV squad, was third with a 150 (77-73).
The Bulldogs had a consistent score of 609 (304-305) on the 6,977-yard, par 71 course that sits on the shore of Lake Palestine. The golfers had to battle winds on both days, especially the back nine during the afternoon rounds.
UT Tyler’s JV finished second at 624 (318-306), followed by TJC (304-323—627), defending national champion Indian Hills (Iowa) (308-321—629), Murray State (Okla.) (310-320—630) and Texas College (428-419—847).
Other UT Tyler JV golfers were Austin Quinten (75-78—153), Travis Dennis (84-75—159), Cody Gonzalez (82-80—162) and Charley Graves (84-81—165).
TJC was led by Conlan Laporte (76-77—153), Cameron Lindell (75-81—156) and Jonathan Singleton (77-80—157).
Jimmy Nelson led Texas College with a 185 (88-97).
In the women’s tournament, Texarkana won with a 634 (302-332). The course played 5,898 yards and par 71 for the women. TJC finished at 693 (351-342).
Olivia Ferrer, of Texarkana, won medalist honors with a 154 (75-79). Teammates Kendall Earp (76-82—158) and Katie Flinn (75-87—162) followed.
Alex Martinez (80-86—166) and Lisa Frauenberger (87-80—167) led the Apache Ladies.
The Apaches return to play on March 12-13 in the District 2 Preview, scheduled for Sugar Tree Golf Club in Lipan, which is near Dennis and Weatherford.
The Apache Ladies are scheduled to also play March 12-13 at the Texas A&M-Commerce Tournament, slated for Tanglewood Resort in Pottsboro.