MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. -- The UTA men’s golf team fired its lowest team score of the tournament, but it wasn’t enough as the Mavericks ended their season at the 2017 Sun Belt Championships at Raven Golf Club.
The Mavericks concluded the 54-hole tournament with scores of 297-299-292 for a 3-day total of 36-over par 888. UTA finished in 11th place overall, just five strokes behind 10th place Louisiana.
Troy claimed the overall team stroke play championship with a 3-over par 855 and takes the top seed into tomorrow morning’s match play semifinals against fourth-seeded Georgia State. Stroke play runner-up Georgia Southern faces third-seeded Arkansas State. The two semifinal winners will face off for the league title in a final round of match play tomorrow afternoon.
Individually, UTA sophomore Tanner Gore posted consisted rounds of 72-72-73 for a 4-over par 217 to finish in a 3-way tie for 13th place in the 60-golfer field. After shooting even par on the back nine, the El Paso, Texas native moved to 1-under after the turn. He couldn’t sustain the momentum in the windy, cool conditions and finished with a trio of bogeys in the final seven holes.
Junior Aaron Guanlao finished tied for 21st with rounds of 76-71-72 for a 6-over par 219. Senior Zach Galliford battled a back injury to post scores of 70-77-78 and finished tied for 37th at 12-over par 225.
Senior Josh Radcliff carded his lowest score of the tournament in today’s final round. The Coppell, Texas native went 79-79-74 for a 19-over par 232. Camilo Avila also saved his best for last as the Colombian overcame a pair of 81s to turn in a 2-over par 723 to finish at 22-over for 56th place.
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