The UBC Thunderbirds men’s golf team shared fourth place at the Washington State Snowman Getaway tournament in Palm Valley, Ariz., where a majority of the field comprised of NCAA Division I institutions.
T-Birds rookie Conner Kozak, of Vernon, shot a final round six-over-par 78 Tuesday to finish with a score of 222, landing him in a tie for 15th in the individual competition.
UBC completed the event with a score of 27-over-par (891 shots), tied with St. John’s University of New York.
Both schools were 14 shots behind the winners from Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Teammates Scott Secord (rookie, Calgary) and Scott Malo (sophomore, Calgary) ended up just a shot behind Kozak (a Seaton Sonic grad) as Secord recorded a final round of two-under-par 70, recovering nicely from an 81 in the second round. Malo finished with a 73.
Jack Wesche (fourth-year, Calgary) was another shot back, with a score of 224 after firing a 74 in the last round.
Jeremy Demers (rookie, Whitby, Ont.) ended the tournament at 15-over-par, carding a 78 on Tuesday.
UBC’s next event will be the Triumph at Pauma Valley tournament, hosted by another NCAA Division I school, the University of San Francisco Dons.
The tournament will take place at Pauma Valley Golf Club in San Diego, March 12-13.