Schovee places seventh, leads SMU men's golf to second place finish at NIT
Published: Friday, March 25, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
Coming off a big win at the San Diego Intercollegiate over spring break, the SMU men's golf team continued their hot streak in Tucson, Ariz. at the National Invitational Tournament at Omni Tucson National Golf Club.
The Mustangs finished ahead of four top-50 ranked teams en route to a second place finish.
SMU finished the 54-hole event at 874, just seven shots behind tournament champion University of Tulsa (867). However, the Mustangs topped No. 30 Indiana University, No. 38 Kent State University, No. 41 Texas Christian University and No. 44 University of Nevada Las Vegas.
SMU had a solid showing from junior Matt Schovee who individually placed seventh overall at one over (215). A final round of 68, his best of the day, allowed Schovee to move ahead of Indiana's David Erdy and New Mexico's Travis Ross, who both finished tied for eighth place.
Junior Marc Sambol and last week's Conference USA Golfer of the Week, Kelly Kraft, also garnered top 20 finishes, tying for 11th and 17th, respectively.
Also competing for the Ponies were juniors Max Buckley and Aaron Stewart who finished 30th and 34th respectively.
Individually, the National Invitational Tournament was won by Arizona's Jonathan Khan; who finished at four under (210). Stephen Carney of Tulsa was the runner up with a three under (211).
SMU will return to the course on April 4 in Austin, Texas as they take part in the Morris Williams Intercollegiate.