Ladies Golf in Second at Mid-Cons, Men's in Seventh
Monday, April 23, 2007

BOSSIER CITY, La. -- Centenary represented itself well at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Golf Championships, held at the Golf Course at StoneBridge Monday and Tuesday.

On the brink of pulling off the unpredictable, the women’s golf team stands in second place after two rounds, led by the stellar play of junior Chloe’ Mims (Texarkana, Texas) and sophomore Jessica Garza (McKinney, Texas).

Tying her season-low round in the second round of the Mid-Con Championship, Mims shot up the leaderboard with a 1-over 73 Monday afternoon. With 18 holes to play, the Centenary junior sits in a tie for second place in the tournament, playing in the final group of the tournament Tuesday.

Joining Mims in the top five of the tournament, Garza shot rounds of 78-80 Monday to stand in a tie for fourth. The steady Centenary sophomore, who leads the Ladies in stroke average this season, led all tournament players on par 3’s, shooting even par on par 3’s over 36 holes.

Heavily involved in the Ladies standing in second after the first day, freshman Brittany Blackwell (Colleyville, Texas) picked the right time of the season to shoot her career-low round. In Monday’s first round, Blackwell shot one of three 80’s on the Centenary team, sitting in a tie for 11th after the first day.

Centenary sophomore Tracy Williams (Van Alstyne, Texas) shot 80-89 Monday, while fellow-sophomore Leigh Newton (Edmonton, Alberta) recorded rounds of 84-85 to stand tied for 18th.

As a team, Centenary shot 318-320 (638) to stand four strokes ahead of third place Oakland University.

On the men’s side, senior David Viviano (Lafayette, La.) was well off to ending his collegiate career with a bang, carding a 1-under 71 in Monday’s first round and standing in the top 10 after 18 holes. In Monday afternoon’s round, the play of Viviano dropped off a bit, as the senior shot a 79 to stand in a tie for 20th in the tournament. On the course early tomorrow morning, the senior has the ability to move up the leaderboard and is very capable of tying his season-low round of 68, which was shot at StoneBridge in the Fall.

Freshman Mark Weeber (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot 84-80 Monday to stand 31st, while fellow-freshman Nick Faitz (North Little Rock, Ark.) shot 85-80 to finish one place behind Weeber after 36 holes.

Centenary shot back-to-back rounds of 321 to stand in seventh place.