Senior all-American Alex Carpenter and the fifth-ranked Wildcat golf team placed third at the St. Edward’s Invitational on Tuesday.
The team tied with Barton College with a score of 27-over 891.
Carpenter won the tournament at the Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin, the 17th title of his collegiate career.
He shot a 3-under-par 213 which included a 6-under-par 66 in the first round and a 1-under 71 in the second round.
His 66 is the lowest first round score ever recorded in the tournament’s 15-year history.
Carpenter’s lowest score for a single collegiate round is a 64 he shot at the Charles Coody W. Texas Intercollegiate last year. He also matched that score during his sophomore year.
Carpenter began the third round tied for second place with Barton’s Nicolas Fonseca. Carpenter was one of just two golfers to finish below par out of a field of 85 competitors.
Kevin Witten of UC-Colorado Springs was the leader after two rounds. He shot an 8-under 136 (5-under 67 in the first round and a 3-under 69 in the second round).
Witten was knocked out of first after he fired a 7-over in the final round. He finished second at 1-under 215.
ACU and Nova Southeastern were tied for first at par-576 after the first two rounds. However, the ‘Cats fell two spots after four team members combined to finish 27 shots over par.
Barry University slipped into second place at 24-over par 888.
Nova Southeastern finished 14 shots ahead of Barry to claim the first-place trophy.
Behind Carpenter, ACU’s Kyle Dickerson tied for 15th with a 7-over 223 performance.
Junior Trey Sullivan and sophomore Corbin Renner were both tied for 18th entering the last day, but could not remain in the top 20.
Sullivan placed 28th at 11-over 227 and Renner tied for 35th with a 14-over 230 talley.
The Wildcats will be back on the greens on Monday and Tuesday for the Southern California Intercollegiate.
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