PEARLAND, Texas (10/10/17) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team finished second among 15 teams at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic after shooting a final-round 288 Tuesday afternoon, ending the 54-hole tournament with a combined 857. A-State’s 857 total was its lowest three-round score since recording an 852 at the Bob Sitton Invitational last season, a span of six tournaments.
The Red Wolves finished just seven strokes behind tournament champion Lipscomb and five strokes ahead of Houston and Sam Houston State, which tied for 3rd place. The Red Wolves have now claimed back-to-back runner up finishes and placed among the top-five in all three tournaments this season.
Dating back to last year, the team has placed first or second in five of their last 10 tournaments.
A-State was paced by three players who finished among the tournament’s top-10 individual performers. Senior Tanner Napier led the team after posting a 212 (69-71-72) that placed him in a tie for fifth place, his second straight top-5 finish. Napier has now finished in the top 25 in all three outings this year.
Junior Joel Wendin carded a final-round 73 to post a combined 214 and finish tied for ninth, his second consecutive top-10 outing. Wendin’s first-round 68 is the best single-round score by an A-State golfer this season and is the second best of his career.
Redshirt junior Trent Jones tied Wendin for ninth place, which is his season-best finish and third best of his career. Jones posted a season-low 214, accounting for the second best three-round score of his career. The redshirt junior’s third-round 70 was also his season-best round and ties the second lowest of his career.
Also competing for the Red Wolves, junior Jakub Bares finished among the top-30 individual players after posting a final-round 76 to combine for 220, which placed him in a tie for 28th place. Sophomore Zan Luka Stirn finished the tournament with a combined 224 (77-74-73) to tie for 45th place among 84 players.
The Red Wolves will be back in tournament action on Oct. 24-25 at the Little Rock Intercollegiate.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD-1-2-3---TOTAL)
T5, Tanner Napier (69-71-72--- 212)
T9, Joel Wendin (68-73-73--- 214)
T9, Trent Jones (72-72-70--- 214)
T28, Jakub Bares (73-71-76--- 220)
T45, Zan Luka Stirn (77-74-73--- 224)