Golf finshes strong against top-quality field

Paul McConnell shot 71 Sunday.

Oct. 9, 2011

Macon, Ga, - The UT Arlington golf team saved its best round of the Brickyard Intercollegiate for last Sunday as they finished the tournament with a solid seventh-place finish.

Against the best field of the season they will face, the Mavericks shot 292 to move up two spots to finish ahead of teams such as Oklahoma, Mississippi and two-time defending national champion Augusta State.

UTA also finished only six shots out of the top five in the tournament and in the process kept their mark in tact of finishing in the top 10 in all four of their tournaments this season.

"That was a really solid field in this tournament and we got better each round and that is what we hope to do each and every time out," UTA head coach Jay Rees said. "While we would have like to have done better we have been in the top-seven of all our tournaments this fall and that is something we can take into the final tournament next week and get ready for the spring."

Hunter Brown was the top Maverick in the field as he finished in a tie for 12th at one over par 217 after shooting 73 Sunday. Paul McConnell was just one shot behind his teammate as the junior shot one-under par 71 Sunday to finish at two-over 218.

Cash Wilkerson had his best round of the tournament as he shot two-under par 70 Sunday to finish in a tie for 31st at five-over par. Pierre Carlsson shot 78 Sunday and finished in a tie for 68th while Enrique Livas finished in 81st.

Georgia Tech won the tournament and Florida State's Brooks Koepka was the individual champion.

The Mavericks finish off the fall portion of the schedule next Monday and Tuesday at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio.




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