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Stuart Smallwood led the Texas State men’s golf team by tying for 20th at the Western Athletic Conference Championships (Texas State sports information photo).

STAFF REPORT

Texas State was the only men’s golf team at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament to play without a senior, and it showed up in the standings.

The Bobcats finished eighth in the 10-team meet, which ended Wednesday in Las Vegas. The Bobcats finished with a three-round team score of 918, 25 strokes behind tournament winner New Mexico State.

Stuart Smallwood put up Texas State’s best score of the final round with a 74 and led the Bobcats by finishing tied for 20th in the tournament at 229. Torbjorn Johansen had the best round for Texas State, shooting a 72 on the first day. Johansen finished at 238, tied for 42nd. Other Bobcats in the tournament were Juan Carlos Benitez (tied for 28th at 231), Justin Newby (31st at 232) and Juan Diego Plasencia (32nd at 233).

New Mexico State won the meet with a team score of 887, followed by Texas-Arlington (UTA) at 893 and San Jose State at 900.

UTA’s Paul McConnell was the tournament medalist with a three-round score of 218.

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