Sep 8, 2013
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. - A rough final round dropped UT Arlington into a tie for 10th at the Northern Intercollegiate. The Mavericks completed their first tournament of the season with an 18-over par round Sunday to finish plus 41 over the three-day tournament at Rich Harvest Farms.
Brad Mason, competing as an individual, had a strong showing, finishing tied for 15th. The senior shot a 2-over 72 on Sunday to finish at 1 over. Mason was the only UTA golfer to shoot par or better in any of the three rounds with a 2-under 70 on Friday.
Cash Wilkerson had the best finish among the five members of UTA's team contingent. The junior finished tied for 33rd at 9 over. Sophomore Riley Fleming and junior Andrew Cornell tied for 42nd at 11 over. Freshman Zach Galliford tied for 51st and junior Jake Argento tied for 55th.
"We did not make our goal in any of the three rounds," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "We got off to a slow start and never got any momentum going. We have a lot of work to do before we leave for Notre Dame. I expect us to be better prepared for our next event. Our ball striking was too inconsistent , we did not play the par 5s well and we counted too many big numbers.
"The one bright spot was Brad Mason. He played consistently all week. I hope he builds on this and plays the same way at Notre Dame."
The Mavericks return to the links Sept. 23 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic in Sound Bend, Ind.
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