The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 22, 1979, Image 15

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THE BATTALION Page 15 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1979 Aggies host a swinging time of the ensijjij he departmel i storage space, tinipresentaml we had a tai L’ally have pro- onest.” E;ies right not, the confereiicj isas senior sketball in tie /e a bye toth i the (juartei i fifth banner nost of the set tarts is just I son, a transfei nn Wright ari e on the eon! and freshma sm earned liii 1 alongside li Albert Cultoi Hobinson, an! 40 minutesii ited San Fran :o an 11-2 pro st half of SM bat the I ’ guard. Tin lungout 1 Texas Aggie g Longhorns. wins out ov« Aggies whei re is a way ■nses, coupld e Aggies froi on with a# leason tom lionshipintlt Raiders bei onghorns »t not in AWIi i Houston de AA bid i I s innnedi team oftkl easons. 1 ded he is it o find acoit'l ans for, A run in the sun Texas A&M’s Kyle Hawthorne makes one of 1979 baseball season gets started with an ex- his frequent trips around the sunny basepaths hibition game with Hosei University of Tokyo, last season. Hawthorne and the Aggies are Japan. Pre-game ceremonies are scheduled to hoping for sunshine today as Texas A&M’s start at 3 p.m. at Olsen Feld. 1 You could win a Suzuki GS-IOOO styled after the world’s fastest Pro Stock bike! That’s right. Suzuki is giving away ten GS-IOOO streetbikes look like the record-setting GS-IOOO that drag racing star ferry Vance rides. Winners will also get a free helmet painted like Terry’s. Plus...everybody who enters can get a free Terry Vance T-Shirt. There’s nothing to buy. But you must have a valid driver’s license. So enter now at... SUZUKI SPORT CENTER 2609 So. College Bryan PH. 822-9439 Suzuki. The performer. By SEAN PETTY Battalion StafT For all interested parties, there will be approximately 75 female swingers at the Briarcrest Country Club Feb. 25, 26 and 27. How could a respectable place like a country club entertain such a group of women? It’s easy, because those 75 females will be swinging their woods and irons on the golf course in the fourth annual Texas A&M Women’s Intercollegiate Golf Tour nament. A strong field of 15 teams will be in Bryan to compete in the only home tournament the A&M wo mens team will have this season. According to Aggie coach Kitty Hol ley, the favorites in the three-day tournament would have to he de fending champion SMU, the Uni versity of Tulsa, the University of Texas and Texas A&M. “We are very excited about play ing this tournament at Briarcrest, Holley said. “The course and the greens are in great shape right now. The only thing we are waiting on now is a good report from the weatherman.” The tournament used to be played at the Texas A&M campus golf course but was moved to Briar crest because the facilities are better for a tournament. “Briarcrest has a practice range which the campus course doesn’t Mustangs gig Horned Frogs United Press International FORT WORTH — Freshman Billy Allen scored a game-high 23 points Wednesday night to lead five Southern Methodist players in dou ble figures for an 89-77 win over Texas Christian. The game was a makeup of last Saturday’s iced-out contest. The win enabled SMU to tie Houston for sixth place in the Southwest Conference and force a coin flip for home court advantage in the first round of the post-season tournament Saturday. The toss was won by Houston, which will host the Mustangs in a 12:40 p.m. game Saturday. Allen scored 14 points in the sec ond half as the Mustangs broke out of a ! 38-38'halftime tie into a com manding eight-point lead just seven minutes into the second half. TCU never could get any closer than seven points, that coming on a John Mansbury jumper with 8:43 left. Also in double figures for SMU were Phil Hale with 18, Brad Bran son at 14, Richard Harris at 12 and Reggie Franklin 11. Mansbury was high scorer for TCU with 21 points while senior Steve Scales, playing his last home game, hit for a season-high 19 points and pulled down a game-high 12 re bounds. TCU finished the regular season at 6-20 overall and 1-15 in the SWC while the Mustangs ended up 12-16 nnd 6-10 ' have and you really need for run ning a good tournament,’’ Holley said. “We are very pleased with the arrangement we have at Briarcrest and it’s just about as tough as any course we ll play on this year. “Lengthwise all the courses we play on are about the same. But Briarcrest is one of nicest courses we ll play on and you can get in trouble very fast if you’re not care ful.” The Aggies will have a little ad vantage in the tournament in that they practice at Briarcrest everyday except Monday. “This course is tight,’’ junior Carol Berry said. “You have to play placement rather than trying to kill the hall because of the narrow fair ways. If you hit too long, you’ll end up in the trees.” “Real aggressive players will come in here and try to kill it and that’s when they run into trouble,” said Rita Aguilar. The Texas A&M tournament is the first one for the women this spring and Holley is hoping for big things from the young team later in the year. “Our goal is to get into the top 10 in the country,” Holley said. “We have a young team with two freshmen (Shirley Furlong and Monica Welsh), two sophomores (Andrea Welch and Kim Bauer), two juniors (Aguilar and Berry), and one senior (Betty Ghio). “We have real good depth on our team. In fact, there should be a good recruiting crop out of high school in 1980 and with another good girl we could win the national championship in two years. ” Holley is expecting a lot out of the younger players on the team but golf is different from other team sports in that the younger players really can’t count on the older ones to cover for them if they make a mis take. Golf is an individual sport where each player takes her own shot and the crowd doesn’t roar con stantly. “I was very nervous my veiy first qualifying round for a college tour nament,” said Furlong. “You don’t know what to do or how you’re going to perform. I still get nervous each time we have qualifying rounds. “We have to find our own motiva tion,” Aguilar said. “We have to go out and want to play well for our selves and the team. “A lot of our motivation is team spirit,” Berry said, “we really want to improve and go far nationally.” A good sign of the motivation the women have is their continuous at tempt to practice in the Bryan- College Station weather the last two months. Besides, you can’t go to the gym and hit golf halls when it’s rain- in g- “We’ve had about 10 to 15 days of good practice since school started, ” Holley said. “We’ve played five full rounds (of 18 holes) and three or four nine hole-rounds.” “But we re not in any worse shape than any of the other teams coming to the tournament. The teams north of us have had snow and ice so we probably got more practice. All we need is some good consistent prac tice, and of course, good weather. “But overall, we are in real good shape this year. I think we could finish seventh or eighth in the coun try. I’m very confident of this team, in fact, I ve already made reser vations for the national tournament in Stillwater, Okla. I’m ready to go and I know the team is. Although the Aggies are not picked to win their tournament, they should do well and could easily win it. “We play better as underdogs, Holley said. “We mess around the first days and then jump over about five teams the final day. I just hope we jump over five teams the first day and stay ahead.” The 15 teams in the the tourna ment, which starts Sunday at 8:30 a.m., will be SMU, Tulsa, Texas, Texas A&M, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Memphis State, Midland College, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Temple Jr. College, TCU and Texas Tech. 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