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Golfers fall short at UTA/Waterchase Invitational

Hunter Brown finished in a tie for eighth in his first collegiate tournament.
Hunter Brown finished in a tie for eighth in his first collegiate tournament.

Sept. 22, 2009



Arlington, Texas - The UTA golf team finished second at the UTA/Waterchase Tuesday as they just missed out on the title, losing by two shots to Rice.

The Mavericks carded a three-under 285 in the final round to cut into Rice's lead but the Owls shot 286 to win the tournament by two shots. Rice and the Mavericks were the only two teams under par for the tournament.

"We had players who stepped up and played well this week and others who did not," UTA head coach Jay Rees said. "While it would have been great to have won our tournament, we have to congratulate Rice on their win. They played well.

Zack Fischer continued to play well as he was the top UTA individual as he finished in a tie for third with a three-under score of 213. He shot a one-under 71 in Tuesday's final round. Michael Van deVenter had the low round of the day with a two-under 70. He finished in a tie for 10th.

Freshman Hunter Brown, playing in his first collegiate tournament finished in a tie for eighth with an even-par score of 216. Bryce Easton shot even par 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 12th. Bobby Massa was in a tie for 16th with a four-over 220. Donald Dowie led the Mavericks Orange team with a four-over 220.

Wichita State's Dustin Garza was the individual champion with an eight-under score of 208.

The Mavericks are back on the links Oct. 5-6 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic hosted by Notre Dame.




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