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Utah Valley Finishes Fourth at WAC Men’s Golf Championship
By: Jason Erickson, Assistant Director of Communications UVU
MESA, Ariz.—The Utah Valley University men's golf team finished fourth at the 2017 WAC Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club after shooting a final-round score of 9-over-par 293 for a three-day total of 31-over-par 883 (295-295-293).
The Wolverines finished behind tournament champion Seattle U (+15), second place UMKC (+19) and third place New Mexico State (+27). UVU finished ahead of UT Rio Grande Valley (+37) in fifth, CSU Bakersfield (+88) in sixth and Chicago State (+133) in seventh.
“It's a tough way to finish off the season,” said Utah Valley head coach Chris Curran. “JT (Timmons) finished a great career for us and we wish him all the best in the future.”
Cedric Laverdure (71-76-74), Ariel Elftman-Hanson (74-75-72) and Gabe Lysen (75-72-74) all tied for 13th on the individual leaderboard after carding a three-round score of 8-over-par 221.
Elftman-Hanson recorded the lowest round of the day for UVU on Sunday, carding a 1-over-par 72. The junior recorded four birdies on the day, including three over his final five holes.
Blair Bursey shot 2-over-par 73 in Sunday's final round to finish in a tie for 20th with a three-round score of 10-over-par 223 (77-73-73). The junior tallied two birdies and 13 pars on Sunday.
JT Timmons carded a final-round score of 4-over-par 75 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 23rd on the individual leaderboard with a three-day score of 12-over-par 225 (75-75-75).
Grand Canyon's Vinnie Murphy won individual medalist honors after carding a three-round score of 3-under-par 210 (71-71-68). Seattle U won the team title at 15-over-par 867 (290-295-282) and earns the WAC 's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The WAC Championship wraps up the 2016-17 season for the Wolverines.