Lion golf in full swing

Ryan Scott, Sports Editor

The Texas A&M University – Commerce Lion’s golf teams have been hard at work as the season begins to wind down.

In their most recent event of the season, the Lion men snagged their best result of the year, finishing second out of eight teams in the 2015 Lions Classic. After a third place finish on day one, the Lions managed to surge forward to end up in second place on day two.

The jump in position was thanks in large part to senior Marcus Sanna, who after being tied for 32nd overall on day one with a score of 80, shot the best round out of all participants on day two with a 66. Sanna’s performance catapulted him through the standings, landing him with a sixth place overall finish when all was said and done. Teammate Hagen Wood finished not far behind in ninth.

Cameron University came away with the top spot in the tournament, beating the Lions by 20 strokes by a score of 573 to the Lions’ 593.

In women’s golf, the Lions ended the first day of competition with the lead in their sights. The Lions ended the day in third place, just nine strokes behind the leading Midwestern State Mustangs. The Lions featured strong performances from Emily Taylor, who sat tied for sixth place, as well as Zoey Daneshfar, Celeste Emeott, and Ali Leasor, who all tied for ninth.

The second day saw the Lions lose a bit of steam and end up finishing fifth overall. Leasor led the pack for the Lions, finishing 13th overall, with Emeott and Taylor finishing just behind her in 14th.

The Lion men will now be headed to Irving for their next bit of action, while the women will be trekking out to Arizona for their next contest.

The Lions Men’s Golf Team will compete in the DBU Patriot Classic being held at the Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving starting Sunday, April 5. The Lions Women’s Golf team will compete in the West Region Desert Shootout at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz. starting on Thursday, April 2.