Booth, Graham Spark Aggies At Northwestern Tourney

Austin Graham was one of two Aggies with a 72 on Monday. <br> (Todd Hammond)
Austin Graham was one of two Aggies with a 72 on Monday.
(Todd Hammond)

Oct. 5, 2009

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GLENCOE, Ill. - Senior Brent Booth and junior Austin Graham each shot final-round 72's on Monday to spark the UC Davis men's golf team to its best round as the Aggies finished 11th at the Windon Memorial hosted by Northwestern.

Sophomore Tyler Raber had a 74 and sophomore Tim Honeycutt carded a 76 on the par-71, 7,081-yard course at Skokie Country Club, helping the Aggies finish at 10-over 294 on Monday. It was their lowest score of the 54-hole event by three shots and was tied for the sixth-best score of the day.

Graham tied for 12th in the 81-player field at 7-over while Booth's strong final day marked his lowest score of the event and helped him tie for 56th at 17-over. Honeycutt tied for 42nd at 14-over, Raber tied for 59th at 18-over and Andrew Haggen, whose 72 in the second round tied for the team's lowest at tournament, tied for 74th at 24-over after an 81 on Monday.

The Aggies entered the day tied for 12th but moved up to finish 11th. The high-powered tournament featured eight teams ranked in the top 50, including No. 25 California which finished five shots behind UC Davis.

Tenth-ranked Illinois shot 286 over the final 18 holes to earn a six-stroke win over No. 37 Northwestern at 16-over. Kent State, ranked No. 36, was third at 24-over while Eastern Michigan placed fourth at 30-over. UC Davis finished at 49-over.

Booth and Honeycutt led the Aggies with four birdies each in the final round while Graham had three. Raber and Haggen each had a pair.

Brett Cairns of Kent State and Dan Obremski of Coastal Carolina tied for medalist honors at 1-over 214.

UC Davis will be back in action beginning Sunday when it co-hosts the annual The Prestige at PGA WEST in La Quinta with Stanford. The three-day, 54-hole event will also feature Long Beach State, Pepperdine, TCU, UCLA, Central Florida, Hawai'i, Notre Dame, USC, Washington, Vanderbilt and the University of San Diego. TCU is the defending champion.

Glencoe, Ill. (hosted by Northwestern)
Skokie Country Club
Par 71; 7,081 yards

1. Illinois, 297-285-286-868
2. Northwestern, 299-291-284-874
3. Kent State, 297-295-284-876
4. Eastern Michigan, 296-292-294-882
5. Michigan, 293-292-303-888
6. Coastal Carolina, 305-291-294-890
7. Tennessee, 299-299-293-891
T8. Minnesota, 306-295-292-893
T8. Purdue, 300-296-297-893
10. Indiana, 308-295-295-898
11. UC DAVIS, 310-297-294-901
12. California, 303-305-298-906
13. Tulsa, 314-299-300-913
14. Old Dominion, 308-305-304-917
15. Northern Illinois, 322-301-305-928

T1. Brett Cairns, Kent State, 74-71-69-214
T1. Dan Obremski, Coastal Carolina, 74-70-70-214

T12. Austin Graham, 74-74-72-220
T42. Tim Honeycutt, 77-74-76-227
T56. Brent Booth, 81-77-72-230
T59. Tyler Raber, 78-79-74-231
T74. Andrew Haggen, 84-72-81-237