PEARLAND, Texas -- Senior Aaron Guanlao posted the field's second-biggest move up the leaderboard to pace the UT Arlington men's golf team on the final day of competition at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic at Golfcrest Country Club.
Guanlao, a native of Haslet, carded a team-low 1-under par 71 today to move up 23 places in the final individual standings. After a pair of tough rounds yesterday, he used his experience to turn in scorecard today that consisted of 13 pars, three birdies and just two bogeys to finish the tournament at 8-over par.
Freshman Paul Gonzalez (Waxahachie) led UTA overall with a tie for 22nd in the 84-golfer field at 2-over par after turning in scores of 70-74-74 over the 54-hole tournament.
As a team, UTA finished in 13th place with scores of 298-297-300 to finish at 31-over par. The Mavericks ended the tournament five strokes ahead of Southern Mississippi and 16 in front of Houston Baptist. The University of Nebraska finished just five strokes ahead of the Mavericks in 12th place.
Lipscomb claimed the team title over runner-up Arkansas State with tournament hosts Houston, Sam Houston State and Rice each finishing among the top six places.
Nick Thornton (Boerne) rebounded from a difficult back nine today to go 1-under on the front but dropped six spots to finish in a tie for 56th place with rounds of 74-76-77 to register an 11-over par 227. Junior Tanner Gore (El Paso) finished tied for 69th at 14-over par, while freshman Andrew Lindberg (Coppell) concluded his first "A" team tournament with an 18-over par and 79th place finish.
UTA returns to action on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Little Rock Intercollegiate at Chenal Country Club. The Mavericks conclude their fall season Nov. 6-8 at the Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, Calif.
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