Men’s Golf

Utah Valley shot a final round 313 and finished in third place, five shots behind host Drake, at the Carlton Oaks Invitational in Santee, California.

Nick Nelson finished in fifth place after a 2-over 74 had him at +8 overall, while Jeff Gibson tied for 16th at +14 and Andrew Nelson tied for 18th at +15 for the the 54-hole tournament.

The Wolverines entered the day 12 shots back of Point Loma Nazarene and in second place, but Point Loma shot the low team score of day, a 294, to win the team competition with a three day score of 889 (+25). Drake’s final team score was 915 (+51), while Utah Valley finished at 920 (+56).

Skyler Distefano tied for 33rd, and Gavin Rice finished in a tie for 57th to round out the Wolverine golfers.

Utah Valley will now have over a month off before traveling to the Lamkin Cal Poly Invitational in Arroyo Grande, California, on March 27-28.

 Women’s Golf

The Utah Valley women’s golf team finished in 12th place after a solid final round at the UC Riverside Lady Braveheart Challenge at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, California.

The Wolverines were nine shots better on Tuesday than in Monday’s first 18 holes. Ashley MacKay led the team with an 84 and finished tied for 37th while Echo Thatcher finished in a tie for 48th.

Kasey Larson and Abbie Lei Archibald both tied for 79th, with Larson’s 85 being the second best score of the day for the Wolverines.

Cal Poly won the tournament by 16 strokes over San Diego State, with Stephanie Yocum winning the individual title with a two-day total of +7.

Utah Valley will be off until March 1-2, when the Wolverines will compete in the Red Rocks Invitational in Sedona, Arizona.

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