The Bowling Green State
University men's golf team shot a combined team score of 287, -1 under par,
over the final round of the 2014 Desert Shootout on Saturday at the par 72,
2,015-yards Palm Valley Country Club golf course in Goodyear, Ariz.
Bowling Green had two players shoot 71, 1 under par, on Saturday and a third golfer shoot an even 72 en route to its 287, -1 under par, team score on the final day of play.
The Falcons posted team scores of 305, 293 and 287 over the three-days of the for a combined team score of 885, +21, to finish 14th-place overall.
As a team, the BGSU posted 172 pars over the 54-holes of play, which was tied for the second most overall.
Freshman Jose Narro, who improved his play over all three days, led the Falcons with a 54-hole combined score of 218, +2, good enough to finish in a tie at 46th-place overall. Narro carded rounds of 74, 73 and 71 over the three-day event.
For the second straight day, BGSU's Chris Melvin posted an even par of 72 on Saturday. The senior turned in rounds of 76, 72, and 72 over the three rounds of play to finish in a tie at 54th-place overall with his combined score of 220, +4.
Like Narro, junior Joe Cooper saved his best round for the final day of play, as the lefty shot a third round 71, -1 under par, on Saturday to move up to a tie for 67th-place overall. Cooper posted rounds of 77, 75 and 71 en route to his 54-hole score of 223, +7.
Finishing one stroke behind Cooper was fellow junior Ryan Triller, as he turned in rounds of 78, 73 and 73 to record a final three-round score of 224, +8, good enough to place him in a tie at 69th-place overall.
Freshman Brett Rinker rounded out the scoring for the Falcons' lineup, as he improved his play all three days with rounds of 78, 76 and 75 to finish in a tie for 78th-place with his combined score of 229, +13.
Both UM-Kansas City and BYU finished atop of the team leaderboard with a combined 54-hole score of 833, -31 under par. However, UM-Kansas City defeated BYU in a one-hole playoff to take home the top team honors for the event.
Individually, UM-Kansas City's Nathan Hughes earned medalist honors, as he recorded rounds of 67, 65 and 68 to finish with a tournament low combined score of 200, -16 under par.
The BGSU men's golf team will next be in action in approximately three weeks when the Falcons will co-host the inaugural Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational with Marshall University at The Old White TPC at the Greenbrier on April 14-15 in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.