After tying for the top team score of the final round, the Nevada men’s golf team earned a third place finish at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational.
The Wolf Pack, along with Santa Clara, both shot the low team score of the day with an 8-under par 280. That allowed Nevada to jump one spot on the leaderboard and into third, which is tied for its best finish of the season. The Pack finished the event at 11-under par, just five shots back of team champion San Jose State and two shots behind No. 5 BYU for the runner-up spot. The 11-under par finish marks the team’s best to par score of the season.
Leading the way for Nevada was senior Sam Harned, who picked up a tie for second place in the 96-player field. Harned shot all three of his rounds under par, including a tournament-best 68 on the final day. He finished at 9-under par, just two shots behind Sean Yu of San Jose State for the individual title. Harned totaled 12 birdies during his run, including six during Wednesday’s final round.
Matching Harned on the final day was fellow senior Tony Gil, who also turned in a 4-under round of 68. Gil rose 23 spots on the individual standings to secure a top 15 finish at 2-under for the tournament. He played a masterful 18 holes today that included just one hiccup on the par 5 second, but he added six birdies, five of which came on the back nine.
The Pack’s third-best finisher also comes from the senior class as Sam Meek collected a tie for 22nd place. Meek carded a 1-over 73 in the final round to finish at even par for the tournament. Sophomores Trey Davis and Peyton Callens both tied for the 50th position at 5-over par. Davis turned in a 3-over 75 on Wednesday, while Callens posted a 7-over 79. Fellow sophomore Cam Kellett recorded his best round of the tournament today, shooting a 1-under 71 to tie for 59th.
Nevada wastes little time in getting back to competition as it will travel to Ewa Beach, Hawai’i next week to compete in the Hoakalei CC Invitational.
T2. Sam Harned, 69-70-68=207 (-9)
T15. Tony Gil, 74-72-68=214 (-2)
T22. Sam Meek, 73-70-73=216 (E)
T50. Trey Davis, 77-69-75=221 (+5)
T50. Peyton Callens (ind.), 76-66-79=221 (+5)
T59. Cam Kellett, 76-77-71=224 (+8)