MG: Mavs finish tied for 12th in Albuquerque

Junior Andrew Cornella led UTA with a T27th finish, shooting a 226.

Sept. 28, 2013

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ALBURQUERQUE, N.M - The UT Arlington men's golf team finished tied for 12th Saturday at the 58th annual William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.

The Mavericks completed the two-day, three-round, tournament with a 63-over-par 927 atUNM Championship Course.

"We did a lot of good things today," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "I feel a tie for 12th finish was a positive finish. It was a tribute to the guys fighting spirit."

UTA was 15th place after Friday's two rounds, moving moved up three places final round.

"The last two rounds we had a really good round going with four to six holes to go," Rees said. "We dropped shots coming in, but we will have to find a way to finish those tough rounds off.

Tournament hosts New Mexico shot a 1-under-par 863 to claim the Tucker championship.

Junior Andrew Cornella led the Mavericks, tying for 27th, shooting 73 and 72 in the final two rounds, respectively.

Riley Fleming tied for 35th with a three-round total of 229. Cash Wilkerson (T75), Joss Gosling (T77) and Brad Mason (92) rounded out UTA's five-man team in Albuquerque.

The Mavericks' fall schedule continues Oct. 21-22 in Las Cruces, N.M. at the Herb Wimberly Invitational.

"We still have a lot of work ahead of us," Rees said. "The guys are up for the challenge."




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