The Dons headed into the AK-Shin Wyoming Southern Dunes Collegiate with high hopes, but ultimately fell 14 shots short of first place Idaho. For the day, they shot 301 to finish third.
Going into the final round, USF was only one stroke behind Idaho. However, a 13-over round was their demise. Although senior Sebastian Crookall-Nixon and sophomore Henry Chung started off white hot with a combined 12-under par after 36 holes, respective rounds of 77 and 79 quickly dropped them out from any chance of medaling. Both Crookall-Nixon and Chung finished the tournament with par score of 216, good for a fifth place tie. The back nine on the final day was Chung’s undoing, as he went in one under but finished up eight over. Junior Max Alcorn carded USF’s lowest score on Sunday, shooting for a par of 72 and finishing in a tie for 15th place with a score of 219 (+3). The Dons had two finishers tie for 29th place: junior Kraig McLeod and sophomore Jalen Griffin. McLeod and Griffin each shot final scores of 227(+11). Junior Mathias Wentjarvi shot a Sunday score of 79, earning him a share of 40th place and a final score of 233(+17).
San Francisco will tee off again on Oct. 12 at the Meadow Club in Fairfax for the Alister Mackenzie Invitational.
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