Eugene, Ore. – Louis Cohen Boyer tied for second place and a Tuesday surge lifted the Wichita State University men’s golf team from ninth place into a tie for fourth at the University of Oregon Duck Invitational.
After two sub-70 rounds, Boyer dealt a 73 on Tuesday to finish two strokes back of the medalist, Oregon’s Jonathan Woo. The WSU sophomore came in at 6-under par (68-69-73=210) and tied with San Jose State’s Cody Blick for second.
Hunter Sparks led the team’s Tuesday charge with a Shocker-best 69. His third-round performance raised him from a tie for 54th into a tie for 22nd by the time the day was done. Sparks checked in a 4-over par (76-75-69=220).
Fellow senior Tyler Gann performed well as an unaffiliated participant. His 2-over par (75-70-73=218) was good for a 14th-place tie.
The host school, Oregon, took the team title by three strokes over nationally-ranked SMU. Washington was third and the Shockers tied with Oregon State for fourth.
The Shockers next travel to Phoenix, Ariz. on April 8-9 for the University of Wyoming Cowboy Classic.