Monday night’s cold front blew more than a few thunderstorms through the Dallas area – it also brought in high winds and higher golf scores. But the Dallas Baptist Lady Patriot Golf Team battled those winds and came from five strokes behind to win the 2011 DBU Classic.
This was no easy win for DBU Golf. Of the 16 teams in the field at The Golf Club of Dallas, eight were ranked in the Top 25 for their respective division and three were ranked in the Top 10. “This was a big win for us,” said Head CoachKenny Trapp. “We played against some of the best teams in the country and we showed that we can compete with them. This is evidence of the hard work that our girls have been putting in – not just this year but for the last six years.”
It was a tough day to score low, as the wind and cooler temperatures made for tough conditions. But DBU got great rounds from top to bottom, led by Mercedes Rios, Laken Trahan, and Kailey Glenn who all shot six over, 78. Chelsey Sills was one off that mark with a 79. The team 313 bested the next closest competitor by five shots on the day as St. Edward’s and Tarleton State both carded a 318. That five stroke advantage on the day gave DBU a one shot victory over St. Edward’s and a seven shot margin over 3rd place Midwestern State.
“My hope is that we can build on this win,” said Trapp. “This should give us confidence that we can play with the best teams in our conference and the best teams in the country. We scored well on a tough day and that is a testament to the work our ladies have put in this year. Now we need to continue that as we finish out the fall.”
The Lady Patriots will look to continue their great play as they travel to Florida next week for the NCCAA National Championship.