Gents Cut Stokes, Finish 16th at UTA
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ARLINGTON, Texas — It was a tough three rounds on the course for the Centenary (331-325-317, 973) men’s golf team, resulting in a 16th place finish on Tuesday at the Waterchase Invitational hosted by University of Texas-Arlington.


As a team, Centenary cut strokes off of each day. In round one, the Gents had a team score of 331 and were able to shave six strokes off for a round two with total of 325. The best score of the tournament came in round three, as the Gents were able to build off of individual low rounds to finish with a team score of 317.


Over the course of 48 holes, the Gents managed to find ways of improving their individual scores as well, but in the end, fell short. Leading the way for Centenary was sophomore Greg Berthelot (77-77-79, 235) who finished tied for 54th, 30 strokes behind tournament winner Michael Van DeVenter (71-71-67, 205) of UTA.


Behind Berthelot was freshman Denver Green (87-79-80, 246), who competed in his second collegiate tournament. Green struggled in round one with an 87, but was able to finish strong for the Gents tied in 74th place with second and third round scores of 79 and 80.


Finishing one stroke behind Green was junior teammate Nick Faitz, (86-83-78, 247) who finished tied for 76th, but ended the tournament well for the Gents with the lowest third round score of 78. Sophomore Ryan Sparks (82-86-80, 248) finished in 78th place, just one stroke shy of Faitz and junior Mark Weeber (86-84-84, 254) placed 86th to finish off the Gents tournament roster.


UT-Arlington (295-280-289, 864) was able to pick up the top two individual honors as well as being named the team champion. Behind UTA was (305-300-300, 905) and rounding out third place was Oklahoma City University (303-306-297, 906) just one stroke shy of Texas State.


The UTA Tournament concludes the Gents fall season, as they will be back in action in the spring.