UTSA Men’s golf got their season off to a successful start with victory at the Rice Intercollegiate in Houston on Tuesday.
UTSA started the day in second place after a first day of 285 and 292 for a one over 577 that left them five strokes behind Florida Atlantic (286-286 for 572).
Brett Hogan lead the Roadrunners on day one with a four-under 68 and a two-over 74 for 142 that placed him in fifth place thanks to his career-first under 70 round.
UTSA claimed their 22nd title in school history on Tuesday as Hogan continued to impress as his runner-up finish gave UTSA a nine stroke win.
“They have put in so much hard work this year and that paid off today.” Said head coach John Knauer. “They came out today with a chance to win this thing and they just wanted it more than anyone else. I can’t think of a better way to start off the spring season than to win the first tournament.”
Hogan managed a second sub-70 round with a 69 that included five berdies giving him a final total of 211 to tie for second place at five under one behind FAU’s Richard Donegan who managed a six-under 210.
UTSA finished with a 285 third round to hit the lead with a two-under 862, beating out Florida Atlantic’s seven-over 871, coming after a horrible day where they recorded an 11-over 299.
Ryan Were also managed a top-ten performance as he finished with an even 216 after managing 71 in the final round.
JJ Lindsey and Stanton Tondre were UTSA’s only other finishers in the top 20, managing 18th place thanks to a three-over 219 while Garrison Lackey’s third round 73 was a significant help in UTSA claiming the title.
The result was UTSA’s first tournament win since the 2004 edition of the same title and the 22nd in program history.