Men’s golf wins back-to-back team titles for first time in school history after win at Loyola Intercollegiate
Reading Time: < 1 minutes Wolverines win their second team title of the spring season. Team battles back from 3-over-par first round to finish 21-under-par.
The Utah Valley University Men’s golf team edged out Marquette University by one stroke in the final round of the Loyola Intercollegiate to finish 12-under-par on the day and 21-under-par for the tournament. The Wolverines shot 843 (291-276-276) over the three round tournament claiming their second consecutive win, their first time in program history.
Individually Caden Weber led the way for the Wolverines with a 9-under-par 207 (71-65-71). Weber was in contention for the individual title but three bogies in the last four holes landed him tied for second, three strokes behind Lucas Scherf, the leader who shot 12-under par 204 (72-63-69).
Brady McKinlay and Kai Iguchi also shot under par in their contribution to the team. McKinaly rebounded from a 2-over-par 74 first round by shooting a 2-under-par 70 in his second round, and a 5-under-par 67 bringing him to 5-under-par (211) for the event. Iguchi shot 2-under-par in his final round to finish the tournament at 1-under-par 215 (73-72-70).
The Wolverines five man squad was rounded out with a 2-over-par 218 (73-70-75) performance from Joseph Glenn and a 6-over-par 222 (83-71-68) performance from Ethan Efford. Efford struggled in his first round after going 11-over-par but rallied with 1-under-par and 4-under-par rounds to close out the tournament.
Andrew Hawk competed as an individual and shot 221 (71-75-75), 5-over-par placing tied for 65th.
The Loyola Intercollegiate is held in Goodyear, AZ at Palm Valley Golf Club which is a Par 72 7015 yard course. The Intercollegiate was composed of 19 university teams and 108 individuals.
The Wolverines will travel to Myrtle Beach, SC to compete in the Bash at the Beach hosted by Appalachian State at the Surf Golf & Beach Club on March 13-14 in a two round event.
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