Once again, it looks as if Tyler Junior College is in position to make a run at the national junior college championship. They dominated the Tyler Junior College Spring Invitational golf tournament. 11 teams, including two from TJC took part. Four Apaches filled the top four individual results, led by Brett Scarber, who shot a 74 yesterday and a 71 today to win the tournament. Apache Trey McNeill came in three strokes behind Scarber at 148. Apache Chris Beall finished 149 and Apache Stephen Knight, the defending national champ, finished 151. The Tyler "Black" team was so dominate, they beat the second place Tyler "Gold" team by 26 strokes! UT-Tyler finished third, just one point behind Tyler "Gold". Sean Sciba was the top Patriot finisher, tying for fifth place at 152.
The Apaches were one round away from becoming back-to-back national champs. That's when a bout of food poisoning ended their chances last year.
The TJC women proved just as strong. They grabbed four of the top five individual scores on their way to a 93 stroke victory over second place UT-Tyler. TJC's Starla Pittman was the medalist with a two day total 161 (78-83).