Texas Tech Men’s Golf Finishes 6th at the Prestige Tournament
The No. 14 Texas Tech men’s golf team concluded the Prestige at PGA West in sixth place Wednesday afternoon after a 9-under, 279 final round, its lowest card in the 54-hole tournament.
Despite its best performance of the week, the Red Raiders dropped one spot on the leaderboard from the second to third round as Tech finished with an 18-under, 846 final score in the tournament that featured nine teams ranked currently in the top 25.
Tech topped the likes of no. 2 Oregon, no. 4 Southern California, no. 16 UCLA and no. 17 Washington after recording its third-lowest 54-hole score of the season, as well as its third-lowest 18-hole card this year in the final round.
No. 15 Arizona State claimed the tournament title after the Sun Devils shot a 31-under, 833 that bested No. 20 Stanford by four strokes. San Diego State, no. 4 LSU and no. 24 Oklahoma State completed the top five just ahead of the Red Raiders.
Clement Sordet and Hannes Ronneblad paced the Red Raiders with under-par final rounds that put the duo in a tie for 10th individually. Sordet recorded Tech's lowest card of the day with a 6-under 66 that matched his lowest 18-hole score of the year. Ronneblad, meanwhile, fired a 4-under 68 final round.
Guillermo Pereira finished a stroke back of Sordet and Ronneblad in a tie for 14th overall after he posted an even-par final round. Adam Strom added Tech's last score with a 1-over 73 while Matias Dominguez was a stroke back with a 2 over 74.
The Red Raiders will rest just one day before returning to the links Friday for the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate. The three-day, 54-hole tournament features a large field of 24 teams playing at the Classic Club Golf Course in Palm Springs, California.