Ewing, Restrepo Lead Tech To Third Place Finish At The Prestige|
Ewing earns his third Top 5 finish of the year.
Feb. 20, 2013
The No. 35 Texas Tech Men's Golf team got a huge NCAA Tournament resume booster today as the Red Raiders finished tied with No. 2 UCLA for third place at the Prestige at PGA West.
"The guys really played well this week and this finish gives us confidence that we can play with anyone in the country," said Texas Tech Head Coach Greg Sands. "The guys really played well in some tough conditions and fought hard for every shot. All of our hard work on our short games and mental games is really paying off. We are looking forward to this next tournament."
The Red Raiders jumped out early in this difficult tournament field and never let off the gas as Tech improved on its fifth place standing after round one on Monday. Strong winds and late tee times forced the second round to be postponed until this morning but Tech took the delay in stride and moved up one spot in the final round to claim a tie for third place.
Fourth-ranked Washington and No. 10 USC shared the tournament title with team scores of 1-under, 851 followed by Texas Tech and UCLA's tie for second at 4-over, 856. No. 12 Stanford finished fifth followed by No. 16 Oklahoma State in sixth and No. 15 TCU in seventh place.
Tech was led by senior Finley Ewing, who finished fifth overall at 2-under, 211. Ewing fired rounds of 69, 68 and 74 to earn his third Top 5 finish of the year.
Texas Tech will take Thursday off and will return to the links again on Friday in the first round of the Desert Invitational (hosted by Wyoming) in Palm Springs, Calif.