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Thunderbirds Wrap Up Play In Las Vegas

By: Bryson Lester, Assistant Director ofStrategic Communication SUU

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Another event is in the books for the Thunderbird men’s golf team, as they wrapped up competition at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Las Vegas hosted by South Dakota State.

As a team the Thunderbirds finished in eighth place, shooting a team score of 289 on Saturday to bring their three-round total to a one-under 863 (290, 284, 289).

Christian Karren was the top finisher for the Thunderbirds, as he shot a 72 on Saturday to bring his three day total to a three-under 213 (71, 70, 72). Karren’s finish of 17th on the leaderboard is the highest he’s finished in his time as a Thunderbird. Karren finished the event with a pair of eagles. 

Fidel Concepcion finished just one shot behind his teammate, shooting a team low of 69 on Saturday to bring his final score to a two-under 214 (72, 73, 69). Concepcion finished the day in a tie for 18th on the leaderboard.

Jake Vincent finished third for the Thunderbirds and in a tie for 31st overall, shooting a 72 on Saturday to finish the event with a 217 (74, 71, 72).

Ali Hameed finished in a tie for 39th overall and fourth for the Thunderbirds, shooting a three-round total of 220 (73, 70, 77).

Brodey Payzant was fifth for the Thunderbirds, shooting a 76 on Saturday to finish at 228 (75, 77, 76). 

Nevada ended up winning the event, shooting a team score of 823 (277, 266, 280). UNLV’s Justin Kim sat on top of the leaderboard after Saturday’s action, shooting a 203 (67, 68, 68).

The Thunderbirds will be back to competition on March 17th, as they will compete at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix, Arizona.

Men's Final Round Results