Southern Arkansas golfers make history

Southern Arkansas Mulerider golf team member Travis Chrietzberg and Lady Mulerider Whitley Patterson made school history when they were announced as first team All-Gulf South Conference selections by the league office, the first-ever first team picks from SAU since joining the conference in 1995-96.

Chrietzberg, a junior transfer from Texarkana College, was recently named to the GSC All-Tournament team when he had the highest finish ever for a Southern Arkansas golfer in placing third at the conference championship in Hot Springs. He finished at +1 in shooting a three-round 217 (70-69-78) after leading the tournament through the first two rounds.

Chrietzberg finished the season with a stroke average of 73.6 over 12 rounds, shooting no higher than 78. He placed first at the Texas A&M-Commerce Pepsi Crawford-Wade Invitational, and was second at both the Henderson State Doyle Wallace Classic and SAU Invitational, before his third-place showing at the GSC championship.

Patterson concluded her season with the best finish ever by a Lady Mulerider at the championship, placing 12th at +20 in shooting a two-round 164 (82-82).

A junior transfer from McLennan Community College in Texas, Patterson won the individual title at the Southern Arkansas Invitational, placed second in the Harding Natural State Classic, and was third in the Texas A&M-Commerce Pepsi Lion Invitational. She had a 78.4 stroke average through eight rounds this year.

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