Golf finishes in 9th at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Ariz.- The Utah Men's Golf team finished in ninth place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate after shooting 10-under (830). Two Utes finished inside the top-31 as the team wrapped up their first tournament of the 2021-22 season.
The team finished their first round of play shooting 1-over (281) placing them in ninth among a 14-team field. The Utes would go on to shoot 7-under (273) in round two, recording 20 birdies on the day leading to the low score. This gave the team a tournament score of 6-under through 36 holes (554).
Entering the third and final day of play, the Utes sat in 10th. The team would go on to shoot 4-under (276) on the final 18 and would once again record 20 birdies. This allowed the team to climb up the rankings one spot to finish the Maui Jim in 9th with a tournament score of 10-under (830).
Leading the Utes was Tristan Mandur, who shot 3-under (67) in two of the three rounds. For the tournament Mandur shot 8-under (202) to finish in a tie for 17th overall. Mandur shot even or better on 49 of the 54 holes and recorded an eagle on the 17th hole of round two.
Second on the team was Jesper Von Reedtz who carded 4-under (206) to tie for 31st. Reedtz best round came on the second 18 where he shot 4-under (66) recording 6 birdies. Blake Tomlinson finished in a tie for 58th after shooting 1-over (211). Tomlinson shook off a slow start to shoot 2-under (68) on each of the final two rounds.
Rounding out the team was Javier Barcos and Braxton Watts who tied for 64th and 83rd respectively. Barcos shot 2-over (212) and was one of only two Utes to finish round one under par (69). Watts, in his first tournament with the team, shot 11-over (221) with his best round coming on the second 18 where he was 1-over (71).
Martín León also competed in the Maui Jim, but only as an individual. He finished the event in a tie for 71st after carding 4-over (214). León shot even par the first day of the tournament (70) for his best round score.
TALKING ABOUT THE ROUND: HEAD COACH GARRETT CLEGG
"It wasn't the start we were hoping for. Tristan was our best and did a great job all week of competing. I was happy to see Jesper have some success as well with his second-round score of 66. At the end of the day though, we need to play better golf than we did this week. I'm confident we will come back and perform better in two weeks at the Mark Simpson."
The team will be back in action on September 27 to compete in the Mark Simpson Collegiate in Denver, Co.