Jaguars set for 6th annual Claud Jacobs Tournament

Rey Castillo By Rey Castillo

Dec. 12, 2017 at 10:18 p.m.

Juan David Coy saw a glimpse of the Jaguars' full potential as a sophomore on the UHV golf team.

As Coy begins his junior season, the Bucaramanga, Colombia native believes the Jaguars have what it takes to live up to it.

"Our goal this year is to get to nationals," Coy said. "I have a lot of confidence in my teammates for this upcoming semester. We want to win a lot of tournaments - starting with the Claud Jacobs Invitational."

The Claud Jacobs Invitational is scheduled for Feb. 17-19 with the men's tournament to be played at the Victoria County Club, while the women tee off at The Club at Colony Creek.

Coy and the rest of the men and women's golf teams discussed the Invitational at the UHV Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational luncheon at The Club at Colony Creek Clubhouse on Tuesday.

"Claud Jacobs is one the best tournaments we play," Coy said. "The field is really strong and I like it. This year, we have a strong team, and I think we have a chance to win."

Since 1997, Jacobs has run the tournament. The tournament began at Texas State before Victoria became the host in 2012.

"I'm looking forward to being in contention more in the Spring," said UHV golf coach Christy Cano. "We're looking to be competitive so that it will give us an opportunity to win a conference championship."

Joining the men will be McLennan Community College, Midland College, Ranger College and Tyler Junior College.

"In the next two years, you're going to have a team that's going to win a national championship," Claud Jacobs said. "The men's golf team is incredible and the women's golf team is getting there quick."

Other teams in the men's tournament will include, UT-Permian Basin, Northwestern Oklahoma State, Texas Wesleyan, William Jessup, Houston St. Thomas and Our Lady of the Lake.

On the women's side, Texas Wesleyan and Tyler Junior College, Northwestern Oklahoma State Texas A&M-International, Schriener, UT-Dallas UT-Tyler Houston St. Thomas, University of the Southwest and Range College.

"We have strong players on both sides," Cano said. "I'm excited about the future of both programs."



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