UTSA golf swings to seventh place at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

The men’s golf team opened up their season by traveling to Choudrant, Louisiana, for the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate from Sept. 11-13. In the stacked 23-team field, the ‘Runners finished seventh. Senior Christian Fanfelle finished first for UTSA and tied 12th overall, while senior David Harrison followed closely behind, tied at 19th overall place.  

The Roadrunners finished 7-under 857 (277-292-288) and were fourth in the Conference-USA competition. Fanfelle was 6-under 210 (69-72-69) with four birdies and an eagle to jump him seven spots on the third day. Fanfelle was sixth of all the competitors from C-USA, matching his score from last season’s trip to the Jim Rivers course. Harrison was 1-over 73 with a score of 212 (68-71-73). This was an improvement from his 217 from last season where he finished 28th overall. This tied Harrison’s 54-hole score and the best tally versus par in his career.  

Senior Hunter Bott came third for the ‘Runners, tying for 52nd with a 1-over 217. Bott opened on Sunday with a 4-under 68, then 75, and closed with a 74 on the final day. Sophomore Jack Wehman tied for 80th overall, jumping eight spots on the final day. Wehman had an even-par and three birdies in the final round, pushing his score to 2-over 218 (72-74-72). The fifth and final Roadrunner to compete was sophomore Patrick Kahanek, who tied for 99th overall. Kahanek scored a 9-over 225 (76-75-74). 

Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee, both from C-USA, finished first and second in the competition with 28-under par and 27-under par, respectively.  

UTSA will now travel to Albuquerque, NM, for the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate from Sept. 23-24.