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.
Click here to view complete results from the GAC Men's Golf Championships.
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