MATHEWS, Louisiana – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) men’s golf team held on to its first day lead to win the LaTour Intercollegiate by 16 shots on Tuesday at LaTour Golf Club.
UTRGV posted a three-round score of 869 as Samford finished in second place with a three-round score of 885 and Stephen F. Austin finished in third with a score of 886. UTRGV posted a final round team score of 288 as it was just one of two teams to post a score below 300 on the final day.
Sophomore Tennoshin Ogawa was crowned co-champion after finishing tied with Incarnate Word’s John Hill. Ogawa posted a final round even-par 72 to finish with a three-round score of 213. Ogawa was one shot off the lead heading into his final two holes as he birdied the par-three 17th and closed out his round with a par on the par-five 18th.
Ogawa is the fourth to take home an individual tournament championship since the start of the spring semester in 2018 as Alvaro Hernandez on the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate, Ali Khazanbeik won the Big Texan Invitational, and Tae Itthiratchai won the Brooks Invitational.
UTRGV had the rest of its squad finish in the top-25 as redshirt sophomore Alex Summers finished tied for fifth with a three-round score of 216 after carding a final round 75. Senior Pedro Lamadrid finished tied for 10th with his second straight round of 73 as he finished with a three-round score of 220.
Hernandez and junior Luca Portelli finished tied for 25th with three-round scores of 226. Hernandez posted a final round even-par 72 while Portelli posted a team-best one-under 71 in the final round.
UTRGV will be in search of its third straight win when it tees it up at the Colin Montgomerie Intercollegiate starting on February 25.
|Place||Golfer||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Total|
|Place||Team||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Total|
|3.||Stephen F. Austin||294||295||297||886|
|6.||Prairie View A&M||310||286||297||893|