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UAFS Men’s Golf news 2019

Lions’ Postseason Run Ends In South Central/West Region
FORT SMITH, Ark. – UAFS shot even par as a team during the final round of the NCAA Division II South Central/West Region Golf Tournament on Saturday, but that wasn’t enough for the Lions to gain much ground on the field in their quest for the championship.
The Lions shot a 20-over 884 (298-298-288) over the three-day event and finished 17th overall in the 20-team event hosted by Dixie State at The Ledges Golf Club in St. George, Utah.
Dixie State won the tournament with a 17-under 847 (283-282-282), edging runner-up University of California-San Diego by four strokes. UC-San Diego shot a 13-under 851 (287-289-275). Cal State-Monterey Bay shot a 3-under 861 (300-279-282) and finished third, and Sonoma State shot a 2-under 862 (287-290-285) and finished fourth.
Those four teams will advance to the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
Midwestern State finished fifth (863), followed by Chico State (866), St. Edward’s (867), Oklahoma Christian (870), Stanislaus State (870), Western New Mexico (872), Colorado Mesa (873), St. Mary’s (876), Simon Fraser (876), Colorado School of Mines (876), Concordia (880), Western Washington (881), UAFS, Cal State-East Bay (889), Lubbock Christian (900) and Holy Names (908).
Freshman Robert Garcia shot a 2-over 218 (77-71-70) and finished tied for 38th to lead the UAFS contingent. Sophomore Jeremy Bates shot a 3-over 219 (72-76-71) and finished tied for 42nd, senior Tucker Tovar shot a 6-over 222 (71-78-73) and finished tied for 59th, sophomore Parker Jennings shot a 14-over 230 (78-78-74) and finished tied for 92nd and senior Jakeb Mikel shot a 14-over 230 (80-73-77) and finished tied for 92nd.
Colorado Christian’s Chase Carlson won the 108-golfer event with a 12-under 204 (67-68-69), edging UC-San Diego’s Hayden Hui by one stroke for medalist honors. Hui shot an 11-under 205 (69-69-67).
Carlson and Chico State’s Josh McCollum, who shot a 7-under 209 (71-72-66) and finished third, qualified for the national tournament as individuals.


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