Men's Golf

Bott’s top-10 finish leads UTSA at The Carolina Cup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Hunter Bott posted his sixth career top-10 finish to help lead the UTSA men’s golf team to an eighth-place finish at The Carolina Cup, which concluded on Tuesday at Carolina Country Club (par 72/7,071 yards).

Bott finished in a tie for ninth place with a 3-over-par 219, while David Harrison carded a final-round 73 to jump into a tie for 14th place and help guide the Roadrunners to eighth.

Bott entered the final round with a narrow lead in the individual standings after posting a 74-67—141 through the first two days of the 54-hole event. The senior all-conference performer registered a 78 that featured an eagle on the 500-yard, par-5 18th hole to round out his best finish of the season.

Harrison paced UTSA on Tuesday with a 1-over-par scorecard that was headlined by birdies on the 411-yard, par-4 seventh and 519-yard, par-5 13th holes. The senior from Trophy Club, Texas, opened with a pair of 74s and ended up at 5-over 221 for the tournament, also turning in his top finish of the fall.

Brock Blais and Jack Wehman each grabbed a share of 51st (232). Blais, a freshman from Florida, opened the week with a 73 on Sunday before posting an 80 yesterday followed by a 79 in the final round that included a pair of birdies. Wehman, a junior out of Austin, recorded an eagle on the 545-yard, par-5 fourth hole during a final-round 81 after beginning the event with a 76-75—151.

Christian Rodriguez closed out the UTSA lineup in a tie for 71st (78-79-81—238).

UTSA ended up with a 903 (297-295-311) to finish one shot ahead of Mercer and four in front of UConn in the 15-team field won by Kennesaw State (878).

The Roadrunners will return to the course on Oct. 23-24 at The Clerico in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.