June 16, 2015
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By Michael Eldridge | @DFWSportsMike
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Entering the Sun Belt Championship in Miramar Beach, Fla., UT Arlington golf had not finished higher than fourth in its 2014-15 campaign.
A late surge in the tournament's final day helped vault the Mavericks into second place in the final competition of the season.
"Great rally by the boys," UT Arlington coach Stuart Deane said after the tournament. "Very proud of the effort and thrilled for the seniors to finish on a high note. After such a slow start in the first round when the course was there for the taking, the team put it into overdrive when the course played its toughest. The boys really showed how talented they are the harder it played. Great event, great semester, more importantly, great guys."
The Mavericks entered the third round six strokes behind second-place Troy after the team was 12-over-par in the first two rounds. Finishing strong, UTA was just 1-over-par in the third after shooting a 285, the second best round of the day.
Aaron Guanlao helped spark the comeback with his best performance of of the season as he finished tied for eighth in the league's signature event. Guanlao was 1-over-par in the third on his way to an eventual second-team selection on the Sun Belt's All-Conference squad.
Senior Cash Wilkerson tied for 11th after shooting even-par 71s in each of his last two rounds. Senior Jake Argento fired a 2-under 69 on the final day to climb 20 spots to a tie for 21st. All five Mavericks finished in the top 30, with freshman Jake Greenspoon (T27, 220) and senior Joss Gosling (T29, 222) rounding out the team.
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