By Cassie Logan | UTAMavs.com
LOST PINES, Texas -- Rain and a lightning delay were catalysts for the discontinuation of play early Tuesday at the Jim West Intercollegiate. Round 3 results were erased and final standings reverted back to the conclusion of two rounds on Monday, where UTA men's golf claimed fourth.
The Mavericks advanced into second place through the third and fourth holes of Round 3, shooting 1-under 56 before inclement weather hit Wolfdancer Golf Club. The Mavericks shot a Day 1 total of 1-over 577 (289-288), improving one stroke in the second round. Junior Aaron Guanlao tied for seventh in the individual standings after posting an overall 3-under on Monday.
Rice controlled the leaderboard heading into the final day, 2-under par, followed by Southeastern Louisiana (575) and New Mexico State (576). Sun Belt member Louisiana trailed on the heels of UTA one stroke behind in fifth place. Host and in-state rival Texas State sits eighth at plus-9.
Up next, UTA takes its last trip of the season to Miramar Beach, Fla. for the Sun Belt Conference Championships on April 23-25.
Guanlao carded four birdies in the first round, one of three players to score a 69 to open the tournament. The Haslet, Texas native was right on par in Round 2 despite a pair of bogeys. Senior Zach Galliford and sophomore Tanner Gore both inked even-par 72's in both of their outings to share a tie for 14th.
Josh Radcliff (T33) overcame a plus-4 first round and back-to-back birdies on holes No. 18 and 19 in the second go-around helped lift him to par. Camilo Avila tied for 46th, sharing the slot with Harrison Moore, who is competing as an individual. Both inked 9-over 153 overall, lowering their scores in Round 2 by at least five strokes.
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