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Courtesy: Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Roadrunners finish 13th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Led by 38th-place finishes from juniors Taylor Koser and Stanton Tondre and freshman Reed Stegall, the UTSA men's golf team finished 13th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, which concluded Saturday at Karsten Golf Club (par 71/7,026 yards).

Koser matched his career low round of 70 to wrap up the 54-hole event with a 221 (74-77-70), while Tondre shot a final-round 72 after carding a 74 and 75 on Friday to also finish at eight over par. Stegall, playing in the UTSA lineup for the first time this spring, turned in rounds of 76, 71 and 74 in recording his top finish (by 22 places) and scorecard (by 10 strokes) of the year.

Other Roadrunners scorers included sophomore Ryan Werre (229=79-74-76) and redshirt freshman Martin Board (230=80-74-76), who tied for 70th and 77th, respectively.

In a 17-team field that featured six ranked teams, including three of the top four, the Roadrunners placed 13th with a final scorecard of eight-over-par 889 (303-294-292).

No. 3 California won the team title with a 17-under 835, followed by No. 12 San Diego State and No. 16 New Mexico in a tie for second at nine-under 843, No. 2 UNLV in fourth (850) and No. 4 Washington in fifth (856). Meanwhile, UNLV's Derek Ernst claimed top individual honors with a 204 (69-67-68).

UTSA will return to the course in two-and-half weeks when it travels to McKinney for the Southland Conference Championship. The three-day event will tee off on Monday, April 23.

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