Trojans Golf Moves Up Four Spots in Final Day at Desert Intercollegiate

Courtesy University of Arkansas at Little Rock Athletics Department

PALM DESERT, Calif. – The UALR men’s golf team moved up four spots in the final day at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate to place 10th of 17 teams. Senior Nicklaus Benton led the Trojans with a final round 74 (2+) to give him a three-day total of seven-over par 223, tying him for 34th overall.

Sophomore Alfred Kerstis tied for 36th overall with a three-day total of eight-over par 224 after firing a final-round 76 (+4). Sophomore Ben Etchebarne and junior Luis Cedeno both put up final round scores of three-over par 75. Etchebarne finished tied for 69th overall with a three-day total of 233 (+17), while Cedeno posted a three-day total of 239 (+23). Sophomore Colby Benton fired a final-round 84 to finish at 242 (+26) for the tournament.

TCU took first place honors as a team, finishing the tournament at 845 (-19) and as the only team to finish under par for the event. St. Mary’s (Calif.) earned the runner-up finish with a three day total of six-over par 870, and San Francisco and Texas Tech tied for third place with identical three-day totals of 10-over par 874.

TCU also claimed the top-two individual finishers in the tournament. Julien Brun finished first overall with a 10-under par 206 three-day total. Brun fired a five-under par 67 in Sunday’s final round. The Horned Frogs’ Eli Cole placed second with a five-under par 211 after shooting a three-under par 69 in his final round. Texas Tech’s Finley Ewing IV placed third amongst individuals with three-under par 213. 

UALR will next compete at the Argent Financial Classic at Squire Creek CC in Choudrant, La., on March 11-12.


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