Golf concludes fall season


Hunter Bott drives a ball during the Lone Star Invitational earlier this season. Bott had an average finish of 25.5 this season, with one tournament win. Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

The UTSA golf teams concluded their fall season last week with a pair of top-10 finishes. The women notched a fourth top-10 finish for the fall season while the men logged a third top-5 appearance this season.

The women’s team took to the links in Tulsa, Okla. for the Dale McNamara Invitational. Powered by a top-10 finish from Ana Gonzales, the 12th of her career, the team finished two strokes behind eighth place SMU with 902. Fueled by nine birdies throughout the week, Gonzales carded a 73-70-73 tournament slate. 

Hunter Nugent was next on the leaderboard for the Roadrunners with a 39th place finish. A final round score of 73 gave the junior a jump in the standings following a 74 and 73 stroke beginning. Nicole Polivchak scored a 229 for the week with a 72-79-78 card finish for a 45th place finish. Camryn Carreon was one stroke behind Polivchak at 230 with a 47th slot finish. Rounding out the leaderboard for the ‘Runners was Hannah Holzmann with a tie for 68th off a 80-80-81 week.

The men’s team competed in the Bentwater Intercollegiate in Montgomery, finishing high on the leader board on the coattails of top-10 finishes from Christian Fanfelle and Michael Rome. Fanfelle and Rome concluded the tournament in a four-way tie for eighth place with a final score of 214 for the week. 

Rome carded a 74-71-69 for the three rounds, after leading the tournament with 14 birdies. Fanfelle recorded two sub-70 rounds for the competition with a card of 79-68-67. Jack Wehman closed the tournament with a tie for 22nd after shooting 220 with 74-75-71 rounds. David Harrison completed the week with a card of 71-76-70 performance for a 41st place finish at 226. Hunter Bott concluded the UTSA lineup with a 62nd place finish and a total score of 237 thanks to 75-76-86 rounds. Patrick Kahanek tied for 51st as an individual. Kahanek shot a 229 for the tournament with rounds of 76-77-76 cards.

The men’s team will begin their spring season in Laredo for Houston’s Border Olympics Feb. 14-15. The women’s spring schedule has yet to be announced.