HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- The UT Tyler men's golf team shot a combined 1,201 across four rounds to finish sixth at the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf Championships at the Mission Inn Resort.
Only 30 strokes separated the Patriots from eventual champion Oglethorpe.
The Patriots shot identical third and fourth rounds to wrap-up the tournament Thursday and Friday, coming in at 303 for both.
Jacob Walsh led UT Tyler with a 299 (74-74-76-75) for the tournament to tie for 22nd place. Matt Stephens and Joey Rippel both finished with totals of 300 to toe for 27th place.
John Dukes' 309 was good enough for 57th and Trent Boudoin came in 61st with a 311.
Oglethorpe completed a wire-to-wire run to claim the Championship on Friday; the title is the Stormy Petrels’ second in four years . Oglethorpe freshman Anthony Maccaglia claimed medalist honors, shooting a 282.
Petrels entered the round with a 16-stroke advantage over Methodist and managed
to keep most of the tournament drama on who would claim second, third and
fourth place. The Pioneers of Transylvania tracked down Methodist for the
second spot, besting the third place Monarchs by a scant stroke.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps claimed fourth and Redlands was fifth.