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Wildcats Finish Season with Top-5 Performance at Big Sky Men’s Golf Championships
By Darin Hogge, Director of Digital Media & Publications at Weber State University
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Weber State men's golf team wrapped up the 2018 Big Sky Conference Championships on Sunday with a final round 299 that saw the Wildcats drop one spot to finish fourth at Boulder City Golf Club with a three round total of 884.
Boston Watts led the team for the second consecutive day. Coming off a second round 66, Watts offset three bogeys in the final round with a trio of birdies for an even-par 72. He wrapped up the tournament in a tie for fifth place with a 3-under par total of 213.
Alex Herzog gave the Wildcats two players inside the top-10 as the senior carded four birdies on the day en route to a 1-over par 73 and a three round total of even-par 216 to tie for seventh overall.
Kyler Dearden just missed the top-10, posting a tie for 12th place. After opening with back-to-back 72's, Dearden shot 77 on the final day for a 5-over par total of 221.
Lee Shepherd shot a final round 78 to finish in a tie for 33rd place with a 235 total score, while Reese Fisher shot 77 on the day and 239 for the tournament to tie for 35th.
Northern Colorado shot a final round 284 to hold off a charging Southern Utah and claim the team championship by three strokes. The Thunderbirds, who shot a tournament-best 282 on Sunday, finished in second place, while Idaho shot a final round 285 to jump the Wildcats into third place.
SUU's Fidel Concepcion fired a final round 68 to finish regulation play tied with second round leader Andrew Romero of Northern Colordao atop the individual leaderboard at 8-under par 208. Romero would go on to claim medalist honors by defeating Concepcion in a playoff. Idaho's Enrique Marin shot a tournament-best 7-under par 65 in the final round to lead the Vandals' surge and finished in third place individually.
The tournament wraps up the 2018 season for the Wildcats, and also the collegiate careers of seniors Herzog, Dearden and Shepherd.