UTRGV Men’s Golf Finishes Third at Border Olympics

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LAREDO – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) men’s golf team finished in third place at the Border Olympics on Monday at Laredo Country Club with a three-round score of 853, which is the second lowest three-round team score in program history.

UTRGV posted a final round 297 as it finished just three shots behind Sam Houston State for second place. Arkansas State won the team title with a three-round score of 835 after a final round 290. UTRGV improved from last year’s Border Olympics three-round score of 856.

Senior Alvaro Hernandez finished tied for fourth with a three-round score of 208 after a final round 74. The three-round 208 is the sixth best three-round score in program history. He finished just four strokes behind Arkansas State’s Zan Luka Stirn who won the individual title with a three-round 204.

Junior Henry Fisher carded a final round 76 to finish tied for 19thwith a three-round score of 215. Redshirt sophomore Alex Summersposted the team’s best round of the day with a final round one-under par 71 as he finished tied with Fisher at 19thwith a three-round score of 215. 

Senior Pedro Lamadrid turned in a final round 75 to finish tied for 31stwith a three-round score of 218. Junior Tae Itthiratchaiturned in a final round 84 to finish tied for 70thwith a three-round score of 226 and junior Luca Portellifinished tied for 77thwith a three-round score of 229 after a final round 77.

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UTRGV will have a quick turnaround as it heads to the Grand Canyon Invitational from March 15-16.


PlaceGolferRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
T-3.Alvaro Hernandez646974208
T-19.Henry Fisher706976215
T-19.Alex Summers677771215
T-31.Pedro Lamadrid717275218
T-70.Tae Itthiratchai*727084226
T-77.Luca Portelli787477229

*Played as Individual

PlaceTeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1.Arkansas State275270290835
2.Sam Houston State280278292850
6.Louisiana Monroe283286290859
8.Little Rock289283293865
9.Oral Roberts283288296867
10.Kansas City282292295869
12.New Mexico State291285300876
13. Stephen F. Austin284295307886
14.Bowling Green298291301890
15.Houston Baptist300287319906
16.Southern Miss294299314907
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