BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Grant Gavin earned his first career top-five finish and the Cougars notches their fourth top-10 finish this season, taking third place at South Dakota State's Jackrabbit Invitational.
SIUE combined for a 890 over 54 holes and finished by behind team champion James Madison (865) and second-place Texas State (889).
Grant Gavin tied for fifth overall at 219. He carded a season-low 69 in the second round. Brooks Jungbluth tied for 18th with a 223. Conor Dore tied for 26th with a 225. Kyle Slattery tied for 30th at 227. Will Starkey (232) tied for 51st.
James Madison's Nacho Montero earned medalist honors at 13-under-par 203. Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara is second at 211 (-5).
The Cougars have a quick turnaround, returning to the Midwest to take part in Missouri State's Twin Oaks Intercollegiate beginning Monday in Springfield, Mo.