VICTORIA — Led by an 11th-place finish from junior Stanton Tondre, UTSA placed eighth at the Jim West Intercollegiate, which concluded on Tuesday at Victoria Country Club (par 72/6,870 yards).
One day after matching his season-low round of 71, Tondre carded a two-under-par 70 to move into 11th place in the final individual standings, the top finish of his debut season with the Roadrunners. The Medina Valley High School product recorded five birdies on the day and finished the 54-hole event with eight birdies and an eagle. The Odessa College transfer tallied a one-under 215 (74-71-70) to better his previous top scorecard of 219 turned in at October's Lone Star Invitational.
Junior Taylor Koser and sophomore Ryan Werre registered even-par 72s on Tuesday, while redshirt freshman Martin Board fired a one-over 73. That quartet’s performance led to a one-under 287 in the final round, helping UTSA place eighth with an 882 (300-295-287), two shots ahead of Houston Baptist and 10 better than Rice (892).
Koser finished in a tie for 26th with a 220 (78-70-72), a career-low 54-hole tally for the Rice Lake, Wis., native. Meanwhile, Werre tied for 40th after turning in a 223 (71-80-72) and Board tied for 46th (225=77-75-73) and junior Mitchell Griffin placed 67th (240=83-79-78). Competing as an individual, freshman Reed Stegall tied for 60th (234=73-86-75).
Sam Houston State won the team title with a 13-under 851 (290-287-274), 12 strokes ahead of rival Stephen F. Austin (863). Texas State and UTEP tied for third (865), while future Western Athletics Conference opponent Idaho rounded out the top five (866).
Stephen F. Austin's Mitchell McLeroy claimed the individual crown with a nine-under 207, one shot ahead of Sam Houston State’s Garrett Driver (208).
The Roadrunners return to the course this weekend when they travel to Tempe, Ariz., for the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. The two-day event tees off on Friday morning.