GOODYEAR, Ariz. – SIUE men's golf turned in its lowest single round in school history Monday, scoring a 270, on its way to a second-place finish in a field of 19 teams at the Loyola Intercollegiate.
The Cougars' 54-hole total of 829 bested their previous low score by 12 strokes. SIUE finished runner-up to College of Charleston, which also carded a 270 in Monday's final round. The 270 was the lowest round of the tournament.
"I am beyond proud of the way we came out today," SIUE Head Coach Derrick Brown said. "We got out to a good start and kept the pedal down all the way until the end."
Individually, Danny Gorman finished fifth of 107 golfers. His 54-hole total of 202 is the second lowest in school history. Jordan Harre fired a career-best 65 in the third round to tie for seventh place. Harre's 54-hole score of 204 is tied for the third lowest all-time.
Brady Dixon tied his career-low round with a 67 Monday and finished at 212 to tie for 31st. Kyle Slattery also tied his career-low round with a 68 Monday. He tied for 41st with a 215. Austin Glendinning tied for 50th with a 216.
Grant Gavin, playing as an individual, turned in the lowest round of his career with a 68. He tied for 76th overall with a 221.
"What I am most proud of is that we just didn't give in and we got help from everybody," Brown said. "It was a lot of fun."
The Cougars leap-frogged six teams after beginning the day in eighth place.
"We needed that competition," Brown said. "It is good for the guys. They were having some fun."
Hartford finished in third place with an 831. Eastern Michigan and Gonzaga tied for fourth with an 836.
SIUE next travels to Boulder City, Nevada for the South Dakota State Jackrabbit Invitational March 9-10.