MADERA, Calif. - The men's golf team placed 11th at the Nick Watney Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Sitting in 10th place to start out the day, the Tigers slipped one spot to close out the tournament despite an impressive performance by junior Austin Fox.
University of Nevada Reno took first place in the tournament with a combined 30-under par and 282 third round performance. The Orange and Black would go on to shoot 294 on the day, it's the best performance as a team to complete the two-day tournament.
Fox found his stride on the in the final two rounds of the Nick Watney Invitational. The Folsom, Calif. native had his best round on Tuesday starting out one under and shooting six strokes under par, the second-lowest score of the day for all golfers. Fox also had a one-under-par performance in round two yesterday, leading the Tigers with a combined of five under scorecard (211) and tying for eighth overall. It was the best individual finish of any Tiger so far this season. Fox had 14 birdies in the tournament, the sixth most of any golfer.
Beau Forest was the second closest Tiger to Fox, finishing three strokes over par and tying for 47th. Jee Horsangchai had 39 pars in the tournament, the fifth most of any competitor. He tied for 51st. Casey Scott was also in the top-10 for pars with 37, he tied for 58th.
The Tigers travel back to Colorado next Monday, Oct. 8th, competing in the annual Paint Brush Invitational. The tournament will be hosted by the University of Denver and held at the Colorado Golf Club.