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UVU Mgolf: Utah Valley finishes strong at OGIO Utah Invitational
PARK CITY, Utah—The Utah Valley University men's golf team had a strong final round at the OGIO Utah Invitational Tuesday, carding a 4-under-par 280 which tied them with one other team for the lowest final round team score.
The Wolverines finished in a tie for seventh with a 12-over-par 864 (300-284-280), finishing ahead of four other teams. UVU finished just four strokes behind Boise State, which finished sixth. Houston won the tournament with an impressive three-round score of 28-under-par 824 (273-267-284).
“For us to tie for the low round of the day was great,” said Utah Valley head coach Chris Curran. “We showed some guts and finally finished a round off. Blair (Bursey) and JT (Timmons) once again had a great week and led us. We are headed in the right direction. This gives the boys confidence headed into the last event of the fall.”
Blair Bursey led the Wolverines with a final round score of 4-under-par 67—the lowest UVU single round of the season. The sophomore finished in a tie for 10th in the 76-player field with a three-round score of 3-under-par 210 (74-69-67). Bursey's 67 on Tuesday is the lowest round of his collegiate career.
JT Timmons recorded his best finish of the season as he wrapped up Utah Invitational play tied for 13th with a three-round scored of 2-under-par 211 (70-72-69). Timmons shot his lowest round of the season on Tuesday, carding a 2-under-par 69.
Cedric Laverdure, who played as an individual, finished in a tie for 27th with a 2-over-par 215 (76-68-71). Dalton Jackson carded a three-round score of 9-over-par 222 (77-74-71) to finish in a tie for 42nd. Jackson recorded his best round of the season in the final round, shooting an even par 71.
Ariel Elftman-Hanson tied for the 49th spot with a 12-over-par 225 (81-71-73). Derek Smith played as an individual and carded a 15-over-par 228 (79-78-71) to finish in a tie for 53rd. Perry Wright rounded out the scoring for UVU with a 16-over-par 229 (79-72-78) to tie for 56th.
Utah Valley will wrap up the fall season at the Pacific Invitational Oct. 29-31 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club in Stockton, Calif.
note: Utah’s B team did not count in the final standings, thus UVU moved up one spot to seventh.