Every Shot Counts: Wonder Boys Win by One

2019-20 Arkansas Tech Men's Golf Team

After three tours of the Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas Sunday through Tuesday, the margin of victory for Arkansas Tech University came down to a single stroke.

The Wonder Boys won the 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis Las Vegas Desert Classic with a 54-hole team total of 887. It was one shot better than runner-up Colorado State University-Pueblo, which completed the tournament with a team score of 888. A total of 20 teams competed in the event.

Francois Jacobs (T-6th, 73-75-70-218), Andre Jacobs (T-11th, 79-70-72-221) and Connor Gaunt (T-13th, 72-77-73-222) were Arkansas Tech’s top individual finishers.

ATU’s Kellen Gray (T-41st, 82-71-77-230) and Austin Gean (T-85th, 87-80-73-240) both recovered from difficult opening rounds to contribute to the team victory later in the tournament.

It was the second team tournament victory of 2019-20 for the Wonder Boys, who captured the NCAA Preview at St. Albans Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 14-15.

Arkansas Tech will compete in the University of Central Oklahoma Classic at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Okla., March 16-17.