MAVS FINISH THIRD AT TURTLE BAY
Nov. 7, 2007
TURTLE BAY, Hawai'i - The UT Arlington men's golf team continued their assault on the record books Tuesday with a final round of 16-under-par 272 as the Mavericks set a new 54-hole scoring record for third place at the 2007 Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Tournament.
UT Arlington finished 41-under-par 823 to break the old mark of 835 set last week at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M.
Zack Reeves posted his 11th career top 10 finish, tying for third place with a final round 65 to finish 15-under-par 201. His 201 total is the lowest 54-hole total by an individual in school history, clipping the 205 set by Bobby Massa last week.
Sophomore Bobby Massa rolled home a birdie putt on the final hole of the day to finish with a 68 and 203 for the tournament. Sophomore Bryce Easton had a final round 68 while senior Michael Douthit carded a two-under-par 70 to count in the team scoring. Sophomore Michael van de Venter had a 73 on the final day and finished the tournament at four-under-par 212.
Tennessee ran away with the tournament with a final round 27-under-par and finished the tournament at 800, 21 strokes better than runner-up UC Irvine (821). UT Arlington (823) was third followed by Saint Mary's, College of Charleston and UNLV in a tie fourth at 829. Baylor was seventh at 830, Texas and Pepperdine finished eighth with an 833 and New Mexico State rounded out the top 10 with an 836.
UC Irvine's Sean Shahi and Tennessee's Charlie Ford tied for the medalist honors with a 16-under-par 200.
Tennessee's David Holmes set a new course record with 10 birdies and no bogeys for a 62 to lead the Vols.