PROVO, Utah — The No. 35 Nevada men's golf team climbed one spot and finished tied for fifth (+1) despite difficult conditions at the BYU PING Cougar Classic Saturday. Quim Vidal Mora posted his fifth top-10 of the season after shooting seven-under to finish sixth.
Host BYU (-32) pulled away from the field with a 15-under during the final round to win the PING Cougar Classic by seven strokes. San Diego (-25) finished second after shooting one under today. Colorado State (-13) finished third, moving up one spot with a 12-under performance in the closing 18. Washington State (E) shot three-under to even Nevada in fourth and Boise State (+1) as well as Utah Valley (+1) tied for sixth.
"We didn't have our best week," said Head Coach Jacob Wilner. "It is clear what our weaknesses were, and we will tighten things up before we head to the Mountain West Championship in Bremerton, Washington."
Vidal Mora followed up his first-round 68 with 70 (Rd. 2) and 71 (Rd 3) pocketing three eagles to lead the field in that category. He made 11 birdies which was ninth in the tournament and trailed only Michael Sarro (15) and Adam Thorpe (14) for the team-lead. Vidal Mora had a high success rate on par fours with a five-under score for the second-lowest score amongst the field, and he shot six-under on par fives which was the second-lowest score in the tournament.
Michael Sarro tied for 20th after a closing-round 71 (-1) to finish with a career-low 215 for the tournament. Sarro made three straight birdies on 13, 14, and 15 finishing with seven birdies in the final 18 holes but a double-bogey.
Adam Thorp, competing as an individual, finished tied for 30th with a two-over and closed his tournament with a final-round 72. Trey Davis finished tied for 44th after shooting six-over and closing his tournament with a 71 (-1).
A.J. Lintunen tied for 49th with a seven-over (74) during the final round. Peyton Callens (+9) finished t-54th, with four birdies during the final round.
The Pack is back in action Apr. 29-May 1 in the Mountain West Championship at the Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, Washington with eyes on the NCAA Championship.