Brady McKinlay wins third-straight tournament after dominant performance at the Grier Jones Shocker Invitational

Men’s golf finished the fall season with second place finish after three Wolverines finished top 10

Brady McKinlay is now the winner of three-straight individual titles for UVU (Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics).

The Utah Valley University men’s golf team shot a five-over-par finishing second overall at the Grier Jones Shocker Invitational which spanned over Monday and Tuesday in Wichita, Kansas at the Crestview Country club. 

This invitational marked UVU’s Brady McKinlay’s third consecutive tournament win, with a seven-stroke victory. McKinlay started the tournament off with a five-under-par first round followed by a four-under-par second round and a two-under-par final round totaling an 11-under-par 202 round (66-67-69).

As a team, the Wolverines shot a 5-over-par 857 (285-286-286) placing second in the 10-team tournament just four strokes behind the host and winning team, Wichita State University who finished with a one-over-par 853 (289-280-284). 

The Grier Jones Shocker Invitational was the last fall tournament in which McKinlay posted his season-best 11-under-par behind a 17-birdie performance with only five birdies or worse in the 36-hole tournament. Joseph Glenn and Ryan Seamons also finished in the top 10 with Glenn posting a two-over-par 215 (68-76-51) finishing tied for sixth and Seamons who played as an individual shot a 216 (74-67-75) 3-over-par tournament placing him in ninth.

Andrew Hawk, Caden Weber, and Landon Anderson rounded out the Wolverine team for the tournament. Hawk finished the match,  tying for 25th shooting 7-over-par 220 (72-71-77). Weber followed,  tying for 37th place at 11-over-par totaling 224 (79-72-72). Landon Anderson finished at 17-over-par posting 230 (80-77-73) finishing in 52nd place. 

The Grier Jones Shocker Invitational is played in Wichita, Kansas and is held at the Crestview Country Club. The Crestview Country Club is a par 71 and totals 6939 yards. 

The Wolverines next tournament will take place on Feb. 11 as they kick off the spring season at the Southern Utah University Pat Hicks Invitational in St. George, Utah. 

For a full schedule and more information visit gouvu.com

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