|Vandals sixth at NCAA regional|
KOHLER, Wis. – The University of Idaho men’s golf team fell just shy of advancing to the NCAA National Championship Tournament. But it wasn’t because of anything the Vandals didn’t do; instead it was what the Baylor Bears did do.
“Hats off to the Baylor Bears,” said Idaho coach David Nuhn, whose team was six-under par during the final round of the Kohler Regional and even par for the 54-hole tournament. “It wasn’t our poor play. We didn’t play poorly; we played great. Baylor played amazing.”
The Vandals had a final day with two three-under scores and two even par rounds counting. Baylor had all four scores under par for a 14-under day and a climb into a tie for fourth and the final berth at the NCAA regional. Illinois won the regional tournament with an 11-under 853. Florida and Arkansas tied for second with 857 and Florida State and Baylor tied for fourth with 858s for the final spots at the championship.
“All in all,” Nuhn said, “we could be disappointed about today but we need to hold our heads high. We were right there with some of the nation’s best teams this week.”
Individually, sophomore Daniel Sutton tied for fifth with a three-under 213, junior Ryan Porch tied for 12th with a one-under 215, freshman Jacob Scarrow tied for 21st with an even-par 216, senior Rylee Iacolucci tied for 55th with an eight-over 224, and sophomore Ian Kim tied for 68th with a 12-over 228.
Ohio State’s Tee-k Kelly was the medalist at seven-under 209.