Wonder Boys Finish 2nd in GAC Golf Tourney

Arkansas Tech University finished second among nine teams in the inaugural Great American Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Hot Springs Country Club Sunday-Tuesday.

The Wonder Boys put together a final-round surge in an attempt to chase down front-running Southwestern Oklahoma State University, but the Bulldogs were able to hold on for a five-stroke victory.

Arkansas Tech had team scores of 302-301-300 for a 903 total. Southwestern Oklahoma State claimed the GAC men’s title with rounds of 297-295-306 for an 898 total.

Henderson State University (3rd, 305-302-307-914), East Central University (4th, 302-313-303-918), Harding University (5th, 308-304-307-919), Southeastern Oklahoma State University (6th, 318-308-302-928), Southern Arkansas University (7th, 314-316-311-941), the University of Arkansas at Monticello (8th, 320-316-327-963) and Ouachita Baptist University (9th, 333-326-319-978) completed the field.

Henderson State’s Matt Jennings and Arkansas Tech’s Jack Garrett finished regulation play tied at 3-over par 219. Jennings won a sudden death playoff on the first hole to capture the GAC individual title.

Garrett fired rounds of 73-72-74 for a 219 total and a second-place finish.

Jason Purdy (10th, 76-79-73-228), Parker Hale (T-13th, 77-75-78-230), Slade Hames (T-13th, 76-77-77-230) and Graham Rucker (T-19th, 79-77-76-232) also competed for the Wonder Boys.

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