Junior Golf
Michigan Finishes Second at Desert Mountain Intercollegiate
Written By: Michigan Athletic Communications
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With all five individuals finishing in the top 30, the University of Michigan men's golf team finished tied for second with a nine-over 873 total at this weekend's Desert Mountain Intercollegiate, paced by a runner-up finish from junior Chris O'Neill as play wrapped up Saturday (March 7). The two-day, 54-hole event was hosted by U-M at the Desert Mountain Outlaw Course and featured 12 teams.

In the first-ever playing of the tournament, U-M entered today's final round tied for third place. Four of Michigan's five athletes improved or maintained their positioning in the field from Friday to Saturday, including a six-man jump from sophomore Bryce Evon. After playing the weekend's first 36 holes even, O'Neill played his final round to the tune of a six-under 66, matching his career-low single-round score.

O'Neill was exceptional on the tournament's final day, with no bogeys and a three-under stretch across the final six holes to launch himself into the runner-up spot. He entered the day at even par, doing all his scoring during today's final 18.

During Friday's (March 6) first round, Michigan's low round of the day came from freshman Kyle Mueller, who carded a two-under 70, including a four-under back nine. The Athens, Georgia, native kept pace with a one-under 71 today to place himself in a tie for seventh, earning the second top-10 finish of his career.

Among a field of 69 athletes, the Maize and Blue boasted top-30 finishes from all five starters, while sophomore Brett McIntosh also recorded a top-30 finish while competing as an individual.

U-M finished top five in the field in pars (second; 156), par-4 scoring (third; 4.15 average) and par-5 scoring (fifth; 4.97) in addition to leading the field in par-3 scoring with a 3.07 stroke average, led by sophomore Andrew Yeager's average of 2.83.

After an extended reprieve, the Maize and Blue will travel to Bryan, Texas, for the Aggie Invitational April 4-5. It will be the second time in as many years that U-M has competed in the event, hosted by Texas A&M.

Team Standings

 

 1. Oregon            297-286-278 = 861 (-10)
T2. MICHIGAN          297-291-285 = 873
    Purdue            300-290-283 = 873
 4. Florida           302-285-287 = 874
 5. St. Mary's (CA)   293-298-294 = 885
 6. Ohio State        296-306-295 = 897
 7. Marquette         302-312-292 = 906
 8. San Francisco     303-299-305 = 907
 9. Nebraska          307-309-297 = 913
10. St. John's        312-307-314 = 933
11. Toledo            323-313-303 = 939
12. Georgetown        DNF-DNF-DNF = DNF

Top Individuals

 

  1. Aaron Wise, Oregon                  69-69-69 = 207 (-9)
  2. CHRIS O'NEILL, U-M                  72-72-66 = 210
 T3. Seb Crookall-Nixon, San Francisco   69-71-71 = 211
     Thomas Lim, Oregon                  74-66-71 = 211
  5. Obe Ayton, St. John's               73-71-70 = 214
  6. JD Tomlinson, Florida               72-71-72 = 215
 T7. Austin Eoff, Purdue                 73-70-73 = 216
     KYLE MUELLER, U-M                   75-70-71 = 216
  9. Brian Carlson, Purdue               78-73-66 = 217
T10. Alejandro Tosti, Florida            77-72-69 = 218
     AJ Crouch, Florida                  76-69-73 = 218

Other Michigan Individuals

 

T27. Reed Hrynewich   73-75-78 = 226
T27. Andrew Yeager    77-74-75 = 226
T27. Bryce Evon       78-75-73 = 226
T25. Brett McIntosh * 80-75-70 = 225
 50. Tom Swanson *    74-80-80 = 234
 58. Noori Hyun *     77-88-75 = 240
 
* = Played as Individual
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