UVU places 14th at season-opening Ram Masters Invitational
Kaleb Searle | Sports writer | @k_searle87
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—The Utah Valley University men’s golf team finished the season-opening Ram Masters Invitational in 14th place after carding a combined 12-over-par 292 Tuesday for a two-day total 62-over-par, 902 for the tournament.
Sophomore Blair Bursey was Utah Valley’s top performer, finishing strong on Tuesday with a 1-over 71. Bursey finished the tournament in a tie for 14th individually with a 7-over 217. Junior JT Timmons surged up the individual boards with a strong final round, carding an even 70 and finishing in a tie for 52nd at a 16-over 226.
Senior Perry Wright and Sophomore Ariel Elftman-Hanson entered Tuesday in a tie for 63rd. Wright finished the final round with a 6-over 76, good for a tie for 70th overall on the tournament with a 20-over 230. Elftman-Hanson carded an 11-over 81 in the final round, finishing in a tie for 78th with a 25-over 235. Sophomore Dalton Jackson carded a 5-over 75 Tuesday, ending in a tie for 74th at 22-over 232.
The Wolverines’ season will continue in Pullman, Wash. on Sept. 28 with the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate.
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