Texas Tech Golf Finishes Third at Carmel Cup|
Finley Ewing IV finished second at the season-opening Carmel Cup.
Sept. 10, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech men's golf team got its 2012 fall season underway Sept. 1-2 by finishing third in the Carmel Cup, a medal match play tournament, which had the Red Raiders facing Texas A&M, TCU and Vanderbilt.
Tech ended the tournament posting 8.5 total points, placing the Red Raiders five points ahead of Vanderbilt, and just behind the Aggies and Horned Frogs, as they finished with 11.5 and 12.5 total points, respectively.
Tech began the tournament by tying Vanderbilt at three apiece in Round 1 at the Bayonet Golf Course before falling to preseason top-10 opponent Texas A&M 3.5 to 2.5. The Red Raiders finished the tournament on a high note by tying eventual tournament champion TCU at three apiece at the prestigious Pebble Beach.
Much like last season, senior Finley Ewing IV led Tech, as he recorded a total score of 209 on the tournament to finish second individually. Ewing finished just out of the top spot with TCU's Julien Brun taking home the gold with a total score of 206.
Right up there with Ewing was sophomore Clement Sordet who played well in this tournament for the second straight season. After medaling last year in the Carmel Cup with a 209 total, Sordet almost mirrored his score by shooting a 210 total to bring home the bronze and finish just behind Ewing. Sordet also led the team by winning all three of his matches.
Finishing in a tie for third for the Red Raiders individually were sophomores Matias Dominguez and Nathan Weant who both shot a 219. Fellow sophomore Esteban Restrepo finished fourth for Tech shooting a 234, and newcomer Tyson Turnbow rounded out the scorecard with a 239 total.
Tech will return to action this weekend, as it will compete in the Wolf Run tournament Saturday and Sunday in Zionsville, Ind.