The Seattle University men’s golf team rebounded from a tough second round to close out their season at the WAC Championship Wednesday, held at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
David Torres (Armenia, Colombia) finished as the highest-ranked Redhawk, tying for 20th place with a score of 229, 13 strokes above par. The freshman finished his inaugural collegiate season with a round of 75, three strokes above par. He counted 35 pars over three rounds, the third-highest total of the tournament.
Rob Seibly (Spokane, Wash.) also finished the tournament with a 3-over-par 75, taking three birdies and six bogeys over the 18 holes. He closed out his collegiate career with a tie for 33rd after taking 234 strokes, 18 shots above par. Will Holdridge (Lynden, Wash.) also ended his collegiate career Wednesday, shooting a squad-best 2-over-par 74 during the final round. Holdridge finished two strokes behind Seibly in the tournament, tying for 38th place with 236 strokes (+20).
Jordan Beals (Enumclaw, Wash.) saw a tough end to his junior season, carding a 13-over-par 85 during Wednesday’s final round. He ended the tournament in 44th with 239 strokes, 23 shots above par.
Rounding out the tournament, Colter Morton (Pocatello, Idaho) also closed out his collegiate career Wednesday, carding an 11-over-par 83. He finished in a tie for 46th place in the tournament with a score of 242, 26 strokes above par.
The Redhawks bettered their second round score by 19 strokes, taking 307 (+19) during Wednesday’s third round. They finish ninth with a cumulative score of 930 (+66), 12 strokes behind Texas State in 8th. New Mexico State won the tournament with a score of 887 (+23) and Paul McConnell of UT Arlington took the individual title with a three-day total of 218, two strokes above par.
With the conclusion of the tournament, Seattle U concludes their first season in the Western Athletic Conference and the first under head coach Marc Chandonnet. The Redhawks will lose four seniors to graduation: Holdridge, Morton, Seibly, and Alec Pakzad (Belleue, Wash.), but have already signed 2012 Washington State 4A champion Kyle Cornett of Mill Creek, Wash., to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013-14 season.