Men’s golf finishes seventh at All American Intercollegiate after final round canceled

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor

The UTSA men’s golf team was in Humble, Texas, on March 21, to compete in the All American Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Houston. In a 17-team field, the Roadrunners performed admirably and took home seventh place. The tournament was originally scheduled for 54-holes, but the weather completely canceled the final round of play, shortening the event to just 36-holes. 

The first round got things off to a slow start for UTSA. The team posted a 306 for the round, leaving them in 11th place, 18 strokes adrift of round one leaders Houston. Hunter Bott was the primary reason why UTSA was as high as they were on the leaderboard, as he shot an even-par 72 in the first round to grab a share of fifth place, just three strokes behind Alexander Frances from Houston for the individual lead. Further down the order, Christian Fanfelle sat in a tie for 34th after an opening-round 76. Jack Wehman was a further stroke behind at five-over-par while Michael Rome and David Harrison endured tough first rounds to sit tied for 84th at nine-over-par.

The ‘Runners bounced back in a major way in round two. Their second round overall team score of 291 was the fourth-best effort of the round and vaulted them up the leaderboard into sole possession of seventh place. Individually, Bott maintained his standing on the leaderboard with a one-under-par 71. Meanwhile, Rome shot up the leaderboard with a 70 in round two, to move into a tie with Fanfelle in 43rd at seven-over-par. Harrison moved into a tie for 69th at 12-over-par and Wehman suffered a rough round two, shooting a 10-over-par 82 to finish the tournament in a tie for 82nd at 15-over-par. 

Thanks to their big second round, the ‘Runners were able to recover from a slow start and finish in seventh, and after the final round was called off due to weather, that is where they would finish. The team finished 28 strokes behind overall tournament winners No. 33 Florida State. The team competed in the Bear Brawl hosted by Baylor this Monday, a four-team match-play event.