Men's Golf

MB: Mavs make final day move in Arkansas

April 3, 2018

Golfstat Results | Final Results (PDF)

JONESBORO, Ark. -- The UT Arlington men's golf team posted the best score of the day and moved up three places on the leaderboard to finish fourth at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate at RidgePointe Country Club.

The Mavericks entered today's final round in seventh place among the 14-team field. The team turned in a 1-over par 289 to finish the tournament just two strokes behind Oral Roberts and three in front of Missouri State. Host Arkansas State claimed the top two teams spots with its "A" team winning the title by 29 strokes.

Arkansas State sophomore Matthew Cole claimed medalist honors, turning in rounds of 66-71-69 to finish at 10-under par. He finished two strokes ahead of runner-up Hunter Richardson of UT Martin and three in front of Southern Illinois' Peyton Wilhoit.

UTA junior Tanner Gore (El Paso, Texas) registered his second top 5 finish in his last three appearances. He tied Oral Roberts sophomore Mike Biata for fifth place among the 74-golfer field. Gore turned in rounds of 71-67-74 to finish with a 4-under par 212.

Senior Aaron Guanlao (Haslet, Texas) made the tournament's biggest move up the leaderboard during today's final round. He advanced 26 places to finish tied for 25th overall at 5-over par. His 3-under par 69 was the second-lowest individual score of the day.

UTA freshman Paul Gonzalez (Waxahachie, Texas) and graduate transfer Nick Thornton each finished in a tie for 33rd place at 7-over par. Gonzalez turned in scores of 74-74-75, while Thornton went 75-72-76.

Senior Jake Greenspoon made the tournament's third-biggest improvement, moving up 19 spots to finish in a tie for 46th at 12-over. He tied teammate Thornton for the third-highest number of pars among the field with 38 over the 54 holes.

UTA concludes its regular season on April 14-15 at the prestigious Boilermaker Invitational at Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. The team will participate in the annual Sun Belt Conference Championships, which is scheduled for April 22-24 at Raven Golf Course in Miramar Beach, Fla.

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