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.