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Hogan guides UTSA to eighth place at Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 09/10/2013
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Brett Hogan fired his second consecutive four-under-par 67 to lead UTSA to an eighth-place finish at the Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate, which concluded on Tuesday at Hattiesburg Country Club (par 71/6,902).

Hogan posted four birdies — two on each side — en route to matching his UTSA career-low round and the Calgary, Alberta, native tied for 10th place in the 87-man field with a five-under 208 (74-67-67). The sophomore led all players with 41 pars and finished the tournament four under on par fives. His 208 is tied for the fifth-best 54-hole score in school history and the best scorecard since a 207 turned in by John Elizondo at the 2003 Nestlé/Purina Classic.

Behind Hogan’s performance, the Roadrunners carded a two-under 282 in the final round, the fourth-best score of the day, and made up three spots in the team standings to finish in eighth place at four-over 856 (293-281-282). That team total ranks as the fifth-best 54-hole score in school annals and the best since an 852 at the 2008 Del Walker Intercollegiate.

Ryan Werre, who posted 16 birdies during the two-day event, tied for 30th with a two-over 215 (73-70-72). Meanwhile, Bryce Alley, a freshman from Longview, was one shot behind in a tie for 35th at 216 (73-71-72). Garrison Lackey (75-73-74—222) and J.J. Lindsey (73-78-71—222) tied for 58th.

Louisiana-Lafayette the team title with a 15-under 837 (281-272-284), followed by Mississippi State (838), South Alabama (843), Mercer (845), Tennessee Tech (847), Southern Miss (848) and Mississippi (855). Southeastern Louisiana (859) was just behind UTSA in ninth and Sam Houston State (860), Arkansas State (866), Rice (866), Houston Baptist (868), Louisiana-Monroe (874) and Jackson State (905) rounded out the 15-team field.

Mississippi State's Joe Sakulpolphaisan won the team title, tying the tournament record with a 14-under 199 (65-68-66).

UTSA will return to the course in two-and-a-half weeks when they travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate. The two-day event tees off on Sept. 27.

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