Texas-Tyler men win first Division III crown

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Texas-Tyler won its first NCAA Division III National Championship on Friday, shooting 5-over 289 in the final round to finish off a four-round total of 27-over 1,167.

The Patriots bested second-place Transylvania by seven shots at the Raven Golf Club in Destin, Fla. Freshman Buddy Hallman was the low scorer for Texas-Tyler, finished second individually with a 2-over 287, four shots behind medalist Brad Shigezawa of Claremont Mudd Scripps.

Methodist (1,188) finished third followed by Emory (1,191) and Claremont Mudd Scripps (1,194).

Texas-Tyler is the first golf program out of the American Southwest Conference to win a national title.


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