Broncs striving for a win
The UTPA men’s golf team finished in fifth place Sept. 9 at the Charles Cody West Texas Intercollegiate at the Diamondback Golf tournament.
UTPA freshmen Nicolas Platret tied for fifth place and led the team as a whole to fifth place. Platret ended with a final round 72, a score of 144 (72,72) after turning in a one-over par 37 on the front nine and rallying to post an even-par 35 on the back nine. Mariano Romero, also a freshman, ended with a final round 72 with a two-round score of 148 (76, 72) and tied for 14th place.
Following Romero’s placing was junior Ramon Ventura-Camp who finished with a final round 77 for a two round score of 151 (74, 77) and tied for 23rd place.
Sophomore Gareth Saxon ended with a two-round score of 153 (77, 76) and tied for 29th place with junior Peter Fox. Fox shot a final round 82 for a two-round score of 153 (71, 82).
As a team the Broncs had a final score of 297. Their two-round score of 590 (293, 297) was good enough to earn them fifth place. The host of the tournament, Abilene Christian University, won the team championship with a two-round score of 577.
On Sept. 15 the team played again at the Drake Athletics Weibring Intercollegiate. Due to the heavy rains the final round was cancelled and the UTPA men’s golf team finished in 12th place tieing with Evansville.
Freshman Nicolas Platret led the team with the highest score in the team placing 16th after shooting a two-round score of 146(71, 75). Junior Ramon Ventura-Camp tied for 32 and shot a two-round score of 149 (75, 74). Junior Ricky Solis shot a two-round score of 155 (76, 79) and tied for 62nd place with sophomore Gareth Saxon (75, 80). Freshman Mariano Romero tied for 71st after shooting a two-round score of 157 (79, 78).
After the cancellation of the last round the Broncs finished with a two-round score of 603 (297, 306). Illinois State won the team championship with a two-round score of 584.
The Broncs have some time to practice before their next competition. The team will play again at the Harold Funston Invitational, which will be hosted by Sam Houston State University. The competition will occur on Oct. 6.