Wildcats Finish Cabo Collegiate With Strong Third Round
SAN ANTONIO – Top-ranked Arizona Men's Golf flipped the scoring script on the third and final day of the Cabo Collegiate with a 26-stroke improvement from their second-round score to finish the event in 10th place. The Wildcats shot 9-under as a team on Wednesday as four players were below par for the round.
"Today was a much better day for our team," said head coach Jim Anderson. "We challenged the group to find confidence in their game after not feeling comfortable about how the first two rounds were played. It was great to have all five players in it all round. Even though we made a few avoidable mistakes, we did a nice job of posting a very good score in a great field. We will regroup after a little rest to defend our home event, NIT, in just over two weeks."
Senior David Laskin, who shot 2-under par on Wednesday, finished the tournament with Arizona's lowest score of 6-over par, which put him in a tie for 31st. Fellow seniors Trevor Werbylo and Christian Banke also finished Wednesday two strokes under par and wrapped up their weeks finishing one and two strokes behind Laskin on the individual leaderboards. Sophomore Chase Sienkiewicz played the event as an individual and finished in the top 35 of the leaderboards with a final score of 8-over par.
Arizona's play on Wednesday was fueled by a dominant stretch on the back nine holes as the team tallied a total of 15 birdies and an eagle. By comparison, the team tallied a total of 27 birdies in the first two rounds combined.
The team will return home to host their second event of the season. The annual N.I.T. will be held on March 20 and 21 at Omni Tucson National Golf Club.