LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Weber State men's golf team shot an eight-under-par total of 856 over three rounds to finish in sixth place at the Jackrabbit Invitational, hosted by South Dakota State at Siena Golf Club.
The Wildcats opened the tournament with an even-par 288 on Friday morning, led by Lee Shepherd, who posted six birdies in the round, including five over his final eight holes to shoot a 69.
Weber State caught fire in the afternoon round on Monday, shooting an eight-under-par 280. Kyler Dearden, who also posted an under-par round in the morning with a 71, led the charge, recording six birdies and an eagle for a five-under-par 67. In all, the team carded 22 birdies and Dearden's eagle. Boston Watts (-3) and Sean Badger (-1) joined Dearden in red figures, while Shepherd and Alex Herzog each shot one-over-par 71's.
The Wildcats closed the tournament on Saturday, shooting another even-par round of 288. Herzog led the way this time, recording six birdies en route to a three-under-par 69.
Nevada won the event, shooting a 41-under-par 823 for a seven-shot margin over second-place UNLV, whose Justin Kim claimed individual medalist honors with a 13-under-par 203. Kim finished one shot clear of a group of three players at 204.
Dearden led the Wildcats overall for the tournament, shooting rounds of 71-69-74 for a four-under-par 212 to tie for 15th place. Alex Herzog and Lee Shepherd each joined Dearden in red figures for the event, with Herzog posting rounds of 72-73-69 for a two-under-par 214 to tie for 18th. Shepherd's one-under-par 215 behind rounds of 69-73-73 earned him a tie for 25th.
Watts tied for 33rd after rounds of 77-69-72 gave him a two-over-par total of 218, while Badger tied for 54th with rounds of 76-71-79 for a 10-over-par 226.