Men's Golf Ties for Fifth Behind Strong Finish

Mike Brockington had the team's lowest round of the tournament with a 70 on the final day. (Todd Hammond)

Sept. 24, 2012

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Final Results

GLENCOE, Ill. - Mike Brockington carded a team-low 70 in his final round while Matt Hansen tied for eighth as the UC Davis men's golf team tied for fifth place with No. 46 Tennessee at the Windon Memorial Classic in Glencoe, Ill.

Brockington's 70 helped lead UC Davis to a third-round score of 9-over 293, which stood as the second lowest score of the day. Ohio State finished at five over for the day to win the team title at 29-over 88, edging host Northwestern which was second at 30 over. Coastal Carolina finished just two strokes back in third place.

The Aggies' final score of 38-over 890 was just one stroke off the fourth-place finisher Michigan State.

For the second straight tournament, Matt Hansen was UC Davis' top finisher, tying for eighth at 6-over 219. Jonny Baxter and Tyler Raber tied for 17th at 10-over 223 while Brockington and Matt Seramin tied for 46th.

Brockington's 1-under 70 was an eight-stroke improvement on his second round score. Birdies on holes 12 and 13 put him at one under through his first six holes before a bogey on the par-3 16th hole moved him back to even as he closed out the front nine.

He took four straight pars into his back nine when his third birdie of the day moved him back to one under. Brockington was briefly back to even but an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole pushed him to two under with just two holes remaining. A bogey on the final hole of the day, however, sealed his one under finish.

Hansen carded another 2-over 73 for his final round, matching his first and second round scores to finish as UC Davis' individual medalist. He opened with par on hole seven and was even through his first seven holes, but closed his front nine with a bogey on the par-4 15th hole.

Hansen's back nine got off to a shaky start as he found himself at four over through 18, but he rallied back with birdies on holes 3 and 6 for a 2-over 73.

Baxter's third round was highlighted by two birdies and 11 pars as he carded a 3-over 74 for his third round. Raber's third round 76 featured a birdie on the par-5 13th hole as well as 11 pars while Seramin matched his second round total with a 76.

UC Davis returns to action on Oct. 15-16 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, hosted by Cal at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

hosted by Northwestern
Skokie Country Club - Glencoe, Ill.
54 of 54 holes

1. Ohio State, 306-286-289 - 881
2. Northwestern, 292-291-299 - 882
3. Coastal Carolina, 294-290-300 - 884
4. Michigan State, 295-293-301 - 889
T5. Tennessee, 298-293-299 - 890
T5. UC DAVIS, 303-294-293 - 890
7. Indiana, 298-298-299 - 895
8. Lamar, 304-297-301 - 902
9. Michigan, 305-307-304 - 916
10. Toledo, 308-297-315 - 920
11. Marquette, 308-307-306 - 921
12. Eastern Michigan, 316-302-313 - 931
13. DePaul, 308-301-323 - 932
14. Harvard, 310-317-307 - 934
15. Florida Atlantic, 328-310-320 - 958

1. John Callahan, Northwestern, 69-74-69 - 212

T8. Matt Hansen, 73-73-73 - 219
T17. Jonny Baxter, 78-71-74 - 223
T17. Tyler Raber, 73-74-76 - 223
T46. Mike Brockington, 81-80-70 - 231
T46. Matt Seramin, 79-76-76 - 231