UBC Thunderbirds tie for fourth at WSU Snowman Getaway
Vernon, B.C.’s Conner Kozak finishes tied for 15th in individual competition
Published on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 10:36AM EST
The UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Squad, ranked 11th nationally among NAIA teams heading into competition, tied for fourth place at the Washington State (WSU) Snowman Getaway on the par 72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Course in Palm Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, amongst a field of NCAA institutions.
The UBC contingent of freshman Conner Kozak of Vernon, B.C., freshman Scott Secord of Calgary, sophomore Scott Malo of Calgary, senior Jack Wesche of Calgary and freshman Jeremy Demers of Whitby, Ont. combined to card a three-round tally of 27-over (891) to finish tied with St. John’s University in the team competition.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City captured the team title with a score of 13-over (877), besting UBC by 14 strokes.
Kozak was UBC’s top individual player, finishing tied for 15th spot at 6-over (222), while Malo and Secord tied for 21st at 7-over (223). Wesche tied for 23rd at 8-over (224) and Demers rounded out the UBC scoring at 15-over (231) to finish tied for 56th place.
UCLA’s Mario Clemens, a junior from Beverly Hills, Calif., claimed individual medalist honors with a score of 8-under (208).
UBC's next event will be the Triumph at Pauma Valley at Pauma Valley Golf Club in San Diego, Calif. on March 12th and 13th. The event will be hosted by the University of San Francisco.