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TAMUSA men’s golf team to compete at Texas A&M-International Jack Brown Memorial golf tournament

TAMUSA men’s golf team to compete at Texas A&M-International Jack Brown Memorial golf tournament - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio men's golf team exercise during their first practice for the Spring 2024 season at Golf Club of Texas, Briggs Ranch on Feb. 1. Photo courtesy of Christi Cano

Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s men’s golf team has their sights set on the Red River Athletic Conference play and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament as the team gears up for its fourth year under coach Christi Cano.

Finance junior Jacob Pena, business administration graduate Ethan Perez and kinesiology senior David Rodriguez will travel to compete in the Texas A&M International University Jack Brown Memorial tournament Feb. 5-6. This will be the team’s second invite to the Jack Brown Memorial golf tournament.

The parameters to qualify for the tournament are different with every coach selecting a travel team. Cano selects the top three scorers with two coach’s picks.

“Every tournament can be different,” Cano said. “One course might set up better for someone or one of the players in the bottom five could qualify well but play badly in tournaments and vice versa.”

Pena had a historic outing score last semester in a three-round tournament total of 71, 70 and 70 for five under in the Texas Intercollegiate golf tournament. A score of 72 is the average for a par.

“His scoring average is 71.4 under par rounds,” Cano said. “He has played some really good golf this past fall.”

In golf tournaments, the scores count for a team of five scorers and count four of the lowest scores each day of the tournament. Five players compete and the four lowest scores are counted for the team score.

A&M-San Antonio’s men’s golf team will depart from San Antonio Sunday to Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. The Jack Brown Memorial golf tournament will kick off at 8:30 a.m Feb. 5.

About the Author

Johnathan Peña
Sports Editor
Johnathan “John” Pena is a sophomore majoring in communications and minoring in business administrations at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. John enjoys listening to an assorted genre of music, watching movies, playing video games and videoographing with his GoPro. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in advertising and media film.

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