Golf Finishes in Third at Notre Dame Collegiate, Barcos Records Historic Tournament
South Bend, Ind. - The Utah Men's Golf team finished in third place at the Notre Dame Collegiate with sophomore Javier Barcos leading the way with a historic individual performance. The team shot 10-under (830) with the 2021-22 Utes now holding three of the top-five 54-hole scores on record at Utah.
Utah opened the two-day tournament by shooting 1-under (279) placing them in fourth among the field of 14 teams. In round two the team shot 4-under (276) to climb the leader board to third giving them a 36 score of 5-under (555). The Utes strong start gave them the fourth best 36-hole team score on record at Utah.
On the final 18, the team shot 5-under (275) recording 20 birdies on their way to solidifying possession of third place. The score ties for the fourth-best 54-hole team score on record at Utah.
Barcos led the team shooting 11-under (199) for the tournament and finished in second place with his 199 being the lowest 54-hole individual score on record at Utah. Barcos shot 3-under (67) in the first round and in round two remained consistent once again shooting 3-under enabling him to climb the leader board five spots to tie with four other golfers for first. In round three, Barcos would take his game to another level recording his second lowest 18-hole individual score by shooting 5-under (65) to secure the second-place finish.
Martín León followed up his impressive team debut at the Mark Simpson with another strong outing finishing in a tie for sixth after shooting 5-under (205). León came out of the tee box hot, shooting 3-under (67) in the first round and 2-under (68) in the second to place him in a tie for fifth with 18 holes to play. He would go on to shoot even par (70) allowing him to finish six spots higher than he did at the Mark Simpson.
Next up for the Utes was Tristan Mandur, who tied for 28th overall after shooting 3-over (213). Mandur saved his best round for last shooting even par (70) on the final 18 to lock in his place in the top-30.
Rounding out the team was Jesper von Reedtz and Blake Tomlinson who finished tied for 41st and 44th respectively. Reedtz shot 7-over (217) for the tournament with his best 18-hole score coming in the second round, even par (70). Tomlison shot 8-over (218) through 54 holes and saved his best round for last shooting even par (70) on the final 18.
TALKING ABOUT THE ROUND: HEAD COACH GARRETT CLEGG
"Really proud of the way the guys played. We fought and battled all week. Javier was outstanding to start the tournament, and then in the final round with the lead and to shoot 65 is an awesome round of golf. He was awesome and hit great shots after great shots. The team played well. We had an great opportunity and just didn't quite convert on enough putts to win the tournament, but we were right there and finishing third only five strokes back is a great tournament. I'm really thrilled with the way we're playing and how we're progressing."
The team will be back in action on October 11th to compete in the Oregon State Invitational in Corvallis, Ore.