MG: Mavs face top competition at Border Olympics

Zach Galliford finished tied for 34th at the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate.

March 13, 2014

By Taylor Wright |

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ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington golf will compete at the 2014 Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas. The two-day tournament  begins Friday and runs through Saturday with 17 teams competing, including three top-25 programs.

"This is a good opportunity this week to start building momentum for the Sun Belt Championship," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "Andrew Cornella is back in the lineup and we expect to play well as a team."

The Maverick lineup is composed of senior Brad Mason, juniors Jake Argento and Cornella as well as freshmen Zach Galliford and Josh Radcliff. Junior Cash Wilkerson will be competing as an individual.

UTA is coming off a 12th place finish at the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate and Galliford was the highest finishing Mav at tied for 34th overall.

ABOUT BORDER OLYMPICS: The tournament tees off Friday morning with 36 holes on the 7,125-yard, par-72 course with the final 18 holes to begin Saturday morning. Fans can follow live scoring via by clicking here. Tournament host University of Houston won the 2013 Border Olympics and UT Arlington finished 12th in the 14-team field.

THE FIELD: The 17-team field features No. 8 Houston, No. 14 Oklahoma, No. 25 Baylor, Air Force, Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, Gonzaga, Lamar, McNeese State, Northern Colorado, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, ULM, UT Arlington, UT Pan American and UTSA.




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