MG: Mavs place 10th at Royal Oaks
Oct. 29, 2013
DALLAS, Texas – UT Arlington closed out the fall season finishing 10th Tuesday at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate at Royal Oaks Country Club.
The Mavericks shot an 11-over-par 366 in the third round to finish plus 16 for the tournament. UT Arlington came into the final round in ninth place.
Dallas native and Royal Oaks member Brad Mason had the highest finish for the Mavericks, tying for 15th at 4 under. He finished up with a 5-under 66 on Tuesday to move up 22 spots in the individual standings.
"The competition was the strongest we've seen all fall and not counting anything higher than 74 on Monday was a great accomplishment," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "Brad Mason had a personal best at UTA with a 66 and 209 for the tournament. He put a lot of time and effort into his game, and to perform like that in front of friends and family is great for him.
"The bottom line is we had a couple of big numbers. If those big numbers are bogeys, we probably shoot 73, 74 and 75. We're getting better. You can't look at a field like this and say you're disappointed. We're coming together and I feel we've established our top six."
The Mavericks are off until the spring with the first tournament being the Wyoming Cowboy Desert Intercollegiate starting Feb. 21.
"I do feel better about how we finished the fall," Rees said. "We've talked about being more confident and more prepared. Instead of finding excuses, we have to find a way to get it done. I feel in the spring we're going to keep getting better.
"With the guys we have, if we get our top players have their 'A' game, we can win the Sun Belt. We've got a lot of work ahead of us."