Men's Golf Uses Final Round Push to Finish Runner-Up at Blessings
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Moving four spots up the leaderboard as a team with the second-lowest round of the day marked the end of Arizona Men's Golf run at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational. The Wildcats wrapped up the event in second place at 5-under par, finishing behind only host Arkansas. Chase Sienkiewicz carded his best career finish, tying for second place at 8-under for the tournament.
"I am very pleased with our play this entire week with runner-up performances as a team as well on the individual side with Chase," said head coach Jim Anderson. "We improved as a team and played better golf each day, which is a great testament to our guys' resiliency. Our entire lineup posted quality individual performances, which will be great for our development moving forward."
?? @GolfChannel review of Chase Sienkiewicz's week at @BlessingsCI:
"You break par out here three consecutive days… Job well done."#BearDown pic.twitter.com/0uWdhm7Lad
— Arizona Men's Golf (@ArizonaMGolf) October 6, 2021
Joining Sienkiewicz in the top 20 of the individual leaderboards were Aidric Chan and Christian Banke who both fired rounds of 70 in Wednesday's final round. Chan tied for 15th place, marking his highest finish in an event since his freshman campaign of 2019-20.
Freshman Jackson Norwich, making his collegiate debut, posted a top-25 finish with a score of 4-over for the tournament.
Arizona will make a return trip to Arkansas in two weeks to play in the Stephens Cup at the Alotian Golf Club in Roland, which is located approximately 175 miles to the southeast of Fayetteville.