(San Antonio, TX) — The Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s Golf team opened up the spring season Monday and Tuesday at the TPC San Antonio.
The TPC plays host annually to the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open and the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship. The field saw 6 ranked NAIA teams as well as a top Junior College team. It was a great way for the Eagles to open their spring campaign.
The Eagles fired an opening round 307 in the morning round. It was a good round that saw the Eagles in 6th place, just 11 shots behind the #1 team in the country. Wayland Baptist held the lead with a round of 296, and Oklahoma City University was in second place with a round of 299.
Leading the Eagles individually was Renior Knox (Fr., Corpus Christi, TX), who fired an opening round 74. This put the freshmen just 3 shots off the lead.
Spencer Colson (Fr., Tulsa, OK) fired an opening round 76, and Taylor Asbill (Fr., Watts, OK) shot 78 in his first action as a member of the top 5. Other Eagle rounds included Scott Seymour (Jr., Moore, OK) with a 79 and Clayton Sikorski (Sr., Burlington, Canada) with an 81.
The second round saw the Eagles slip to 7th place with an afternoon round of 315. Taylor Asbill lead the Eagles in the 2nd round with 77. Clayton Sikorski and Scott Seymour each came in with rounds of 79. Renior Knox shot 80, and Spencer Colson shot 81.
“We played well in the morning round,” Head Coach T.J. Dickinson said afterward. “We battled in the afternoon 18, but we just could not get anything going. We have to rebound and come out with a better round tomorrow.”
The Eagles shot a final round 317. It was the Eagles highest team total of the season. Renior Knox shot a final round 76 to finish T-26th as an individual.
Spencer Colson came in with a 79 to finish T-38 along with teammate Taylor Asbill who shot a final round 81. Scott Seymour shot a final round 81, and Clayton Sikorski came in with an 82.
“It was a great tournament on a great golf course,” Dickinson said. “We have to regroup, get to work, and play better our next time out.
“We learned some valuable lessons this week, and it will only serve our program as we get better.”
When asked about the tournament experience, Renior Knox said, “It was awesome. The field was great, the course was great, and we learned a lot about ourselves this week. I look forward to what this team can accomplish in the future.”
Clayton Sikorski added, “Our freshmen played well this week. We will continue to grow as a team, and we will be ready to go our next tournament.”
The Eagles will continue the spring season March 10th-11th in Bartlett, TN as part of the Christian Brothers Invitational.