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Nevada men's golf wins program-best third event of the season

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The Nevada men's golf team won its third event of the season. (Nevada athletics)

The Nevada men's golf team overcame a five-shot deficit Tuesday on the final day of the Olympic Club Intercollegiate to record its program-best third victory of the season.

The Wolf Pack shot a final-day 286 to top second-place Cal State Fullerton by one stroke. Nevada finished the three-round event at 3-under par. Cal State Fullerton, which led by five strokes entering Tuesday's action, finished at 2 under. They were the only teams in the 13-team field to finish under par. Santa Clara (+10) placed third.

Nevada's Sam Meek also won the individual title, his second championship in a little more than one full season with the Wolf Pack. Meek fired a final-round 70 to finish the event at 4 under, topping Santa Clara's Matthew McCarty and Fullerton's Derek Castillo, who both finished 3 under. Nevada's Stephen Osborne (1 under) finished tied for seventh. Sam Harned (1 over) was tied for ninth; Joey Vrzich (8 over) was tied for 27th; and Trey Davis (10 over) was tied for 35th.

During the fall season, Nevada won the Nick Watney Invitational and the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational. The Wolf Pack has won three of its six tournaments this season, while adding a second- and third-place finish.

At the Olympic Club in San Francisco, the Wolf Pack beat one ranked team in No. 28 BYU, which finished tied for fourth at 16 over. The final day presented a more difficult course as Nevada's 286 was the top score after Fullerton's 279 was the best score in the first round and Nevada's 275 was the best score in the second round. The Wolf Pack trailed Fullerton by nine strokes after the first round before making up ground in rounds two and three.

Nevada returns to action March 25 at The Duck hosted by Oregon at Emerald Valley Country Club.

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