Men’s Golf Takes Fifth At Cowboy Classic

Men’s Golf Takes Fifth At Cowboy Classic

CHANDLER, Ariz. – A final-round 291 cost Santa Clara men's golf a spot on the leaderboard, dropping the Broncos into a fifth-place finish at the 20-team Wyoming Cowboy Classic with an 8-under 856 total.

The Broncos entered Tuesday seven shots behind eventual champion No. 39 UCLA and scored 3-over for the day, their worst score of the three-round event.

"We got off to a rough start," head coach Rob Miller said. "We were behind the eight-ball early and never recovered."

The Broncos got a strong tournament from freshman Konrad Brauckmeyer, who carded a career-low 67 in Monday's second-round and was 2-under 70 on Tuesday for a personal-best 54-hole total of 7-under 209. He earned his first career top-10 by grabbing a share of sixth-place.

"Heck of a tournament for Konrad," Miller said of his first-year player. "That's a confidence-builder and gives us a legitimate top of the lineup. It's great to see his game come together."

Entering the day one-shot off the lead, junior Matt McCarty carded a final-round 76 to drop into a tie for 20th at 3-under 213.

Senior Derek Ackerman shot 2-over 74 to finish tied for 51st at 3-over 219.

"Overall I'm not worried about Matt and Derek," Miller said of his top two players.

Sophomore Jack Avrit had his second sub-par round of the tournament with Tuesday's 1-under 71 to grab a share of 30th at 1-under 215. Berk Harvey signed a final-round 76 to finish at 231.

Competing as an individual, sophomore Zack Kaneshiro's final-round 74 left him tied for 37th at 1-over 217.

The Broncos will head directly to Indiana where they will compete in the Purdue Boilermaker Invitational this weekend.

Santa Clara Final Individual Results

T6. Konrad Brauckmeyer 72-67-70 = 209 (-7)
T20. Matt McCarty 70-67-76 = 213 (-3)
T30. Jack Avrit 69-75-71 = 215 (-1)
T37. Zack Kaneshiro (I) 68-75-74 = 217 (+1)
T51. Derek Ackerman 70-75-74 = 219 (+3)
T107. Berk Harvey 80-75-76 = 231 (+15)

(I) competed as an Individual

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