Men’s Golf Set to Compete at the WAC Championship
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men’s golf team is set to compete in its first-ever Western Athletic Conference Championship from Friday through Sunday at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club.
The 54th annual WAC Championship will be a 54-hole event with 18 holes being played on each day. The first group tees off at 8:30 a.m.
The course is a par 72 and is 7,066 yards long.
Along with UTPA, other schools that will be competing are Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Idaho, Kansas City, New Mexico State, Seattle U and Utah Valley.
Several teams are new to the WAC Championship field this year. Along with UTPA, other schools that are new to the WAC this season are Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Kansas City and Utah Valley
Grand Canyon will only be competing individually as they are making their transition from Division II to Division I. it will not be allowed to record a team score.
Last Time at the WAC Championship
The New Mexico State Aggies won the 2013 WAC Championship as they won by six strokes over the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks. The Aggies have won the WAC Championship in four out of the previous five tournaments.
UT Arlington’s Paul McConnell won the individual championship last year with a three-round score of 218. New Mexico State’s Kenneth Fadke finished in second last season and is the highest returning finisher.
Last Time Out For the Broncs
Junior Chris Felix shot a final round one-under 69 to lead the Broncs in the final round of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic at the Walking Stick Golf Club.
Felix posted a three-round score of 224 as he finished in a tie for 72nd. Junior Mathew Charles shot a final round 75 as he finished in a tie for 80th with a three-round score of 225. Sophomore and McAllen High School alum Ricky Solis finished in a tie for 92nd with a three-round score of 228 after shooting a final round 77.
Freshman Austin Hinchey posted a final round 75 as he finished in a tie for 97th with a three-round score of 230. Freshman Gareth Saxon finished in a tie for 100th with a three-round score of 231 after shooting a final round 78 and Freshman Ben Maskus shot a final round 76 to finish in a tie for 109th with a three-round score of 235.
Oklahoma University’s Michael Gellerman won the individual title with a three-round score of 204.
As a team, the Broncs shot a final round 296 for a three-round total of 902 as they finished in 21st place. Oklahoma University won the team title with a three-round score of 831.