After a quick start to begin the Bayou City Collegiate Championship, the Charlotte 49ers men’s golf team fell to eighth overall after a poor round of golf on Sunday. Charlotte was led by Raoul Menard and Riley Davenport who both finished inside the top 10. Menard, would go on to tie for second place overall.
“It was a good tournament for Raoul and Riley,” said head coach Ryan Cabbage after the tournament. “Both played well and had a nice finishes against a good field. From a team stand point, today was very disappointing after we had put ourselves in a pretty good position the first two rounds.”
Menard made his presence felt atop the leader board all weekend. He finished off his successful weekend by shooting one-under 71 on Sunday. His all-tournament honor was achieved by leading the field with 17 birdies and finishing at five-under overall for the tournament. He finished just three shots away from leader Zach Cabra of Sam Houston State.
Davenport, like Menard, also shot a one-under Sunday accumulating his total to three-under overall for the tournament. This led to him finishing seventh overall.
Victor Wiggins finished the day shooting a 76. Daniel Brantley and Seth Gandy both shot a 78 on Sunday to finish up for the 49ers.
“Overall, there are positives from this week for all of our guys that we will build on. We just really struggled in today’s final round. Simple as that.”
However, the 49ers did finish ahead of all other Conference USA foes, including finishing ahead of UTSA by five shots and ahead of tournament host Rice by 20 shots. Ninth ranked South Carolina would win the tournament.
Charlotte will stay hone for their next tournament as they will play in the Davidson Invitational March 2-3.