Goodyear, Ariz. – Junior Matt Record shot a 1-over-par 72 in the final round of the Denver Desert Shootout on Saturday to lead the Nebraska men’s golf team to a sixth-place finish.
The Huskers produced a 292 in Saturday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 859, their best score of the season. NU added 285 in the first round and a season-best 282 in the second round. Brigham Young won the team title, shooting 838 over three rounds. The Cougars’ Zachary Blair took home individual honors with a 198 total.
With the tie for sixth, Nebraska defeated three teams ranked in Golfstat's top 70: No. 19 Illinois (12th), No. 39 Tulsa (tied for eighth) and No. 68 Colorado State (seventh). The Huskers also scored better than former Big 12 foes Kansas (tied for eighth) and Kansas State (14th).
Record finished with 212 for the tournament, marking his best 54-hole score of the season in seven stroke play events. On Thursday, he shot 72 before firing a 3-under-par 68 on Friday. Record’s tie for 10th is his second top-10 of the season as he tied for eighth at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational in October.
Neil Dufford and Kolton Lapa tied for 16th at Palm Valley Golf Course, a par-71, 6,925-yard layout. The pair matched 73s in the final round to each achieve a 54-hole total of 214. Dufford carded scores of 69 and 72 in the first two rounds while Lapa posted 71 and 70.
Senior Jordan Reinertson paced his way to a 3-over-par 74 on Saturday. Reinertson added a pair of 73s in the first two rounds for a three-round total of 220. He tied for 50th.
Manuel Lavin tied for 71st with 224 strokes. The junior shot 75 in the final round to go along with a 77 in the first round and 72 in the second round. Lavin edged teammate Kevin Gillick by three strokes in the tournament. Gillick, who played as an individual, produced a final-round 76 to tie for 85th.
The Huskers return to action April 1-2 at the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate at Ridgepoint Golf Course in Jonesboro, Ark.
Denver Desert Shootout March 21-23, 2013 Palm Valley Golf Course, Goodyear, Ariz. Par 71 – 6,925 yards