St. George, Utah -- North Dakota's Daniel Sayler and Jordan Smith both shot a 78 (+6) in the final round of the Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational Tuesday to pace the Fighting Hawks in their spring opener.
Sayler finished the tournament with a 151 (+7) total after opening with a 73 (+1) on Monday. For Smith, his 78 matched his opening round score as he wrapped up play with a 156 (+12) total. UND fired a 320 total as a team for the second-straight day, while Jack McClintock (one stroke), Ryan Ames (four strokes) and Patrick Traynor (four strokes) all improved their scores during round-two play for the Fighting Hawks.
Utah Valley expanded its lead to nine strokes and captured the team title with a 560 (-16) total, while Utah State finished in second at 569 (-7). UND finished 12th with a 640 (+64) total.
Boston College's Matt Naumec chased down Long Beach State's Kymer Li to win medalist honors with a 36-hole total of 136 (-8). Naumec entered the day just a shot behind Li and closed with a 69 (-3), while Li carded a 71 (-1) in his final loop around the Sunbrook Golf Course.
UND returns to action March 6-7 at the Red Wolves Intercollegiate in Jonesboro, Ark.
Pizza Hut Pat Hicks (Final Results)
|1.||Utah Valley||278-282 = 560 (-16)|
|2.||Utah State||285-284 = 569 (-7)|
|3.||Long Beach State||289-295 = 574 (-2)|
|4.||Boston College||284-293 = 577 (+1)|
|5.||CSU-Northridge||291-289 = 580 (+4)|
|12.||North Dakota||320-320 = 640 (+64)|
UND Individuals (Final Results)
|t42.||Daniel Sayler||73-78 = 151 (+7)|
|t62.||Jordan Smith||78-78 = 156 (+12)|
|t69.||Jack McClintock||81-80 = 161 (+17)|
|75.||Ryan Ames||88-84 = 172 (+28)|
|76..||Patrick Traynor||92-88 = 180 (+36)|
-- UND --