Las Cruces, N.M. - Three Shockers shot under 70 for the final round of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate and the Wichita State University men's golf team pulled away for its third team title in five fall tournaments.
Hunter Sparks placed third while Louis Cohen Boyer came in fifth. Tyler Gann tied for 12th while Rafael Becker (t-22nd) and Calvin Pearson (t-30th) also had solid showings. Chandler Rusk competed as an individual and tied for seventh.
Sparks (67), Boyer (69), and Gann (68) each turned in their best rounds of the tournament on Tuesday as WSU took a one-stroke lead and turned it into a nine-stroke victory over UNLV. Wichita State previously won the Diet Pepsi Shocker Classic and the Colorado State Ram Master Collegiate.
The Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate provided senior Hunter Sparks an opportunity to shine at the 7,074-yard, par-71 New Mexico State Golf Course for the second year in a row. He won the tournament in 2011 and rallied to place third this year. Sparks finished at 6-under (71-69-67=207) for his top performance of the fall season.
Boyer was also sharp, carding par-or-better in all three rounds. The sophomore delivered his fourth straight top-10 finish, wrapping up at 4-under (69-71-69=209). Boyer is the only Shocker to place in the top 10 in every fall event this year.
Gann improved markedly as the tournament went on. The senior bounced back from a first round 74 to produce at 70 and 68 in the final two frames. He closed at 1-under with a 212 to tie for 12th place, his second top-15 finish of the fall.
With the fall season completed, WSU will next compete at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational on Feb. 11-12, 2013.