The No. 3 ranked golf team placed fourth at the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational in Amarillo on Tuesday.
Senior Alex Carpenter finished first for the Wildcats in ninth place with a score of 213, shooting 2-under-69 in the first round and 1-over-72 in rounds two and three.
“We all played pretty well this week,” Carpenter said. “Corbin and Trey both shot well too.”
Junior Trey Sullivan shot 2-over-215 and sophomore Corbin Renner shot 3-over-216. Both Sullivan and Renner, along with Carpenter, finished in the top-20 out of 90 athletes from 17 different schools in the tournament.
Renner shot the team’s lowest score on Tuesday at 4-under-67 in the second round. Sullivan shot a 3-under-68.
However, the ‘Cats were unable to top the first place team, Colorado School of Mines who shot 4-over-856 to 5-over-857 on Monday, and Â par-284 during Tuesday’s final round.
The individual championship was clenched by Kirby Gorzell of St. Mary’s who finished 4-under 209 with rounds of 72, 67, and 70.
Michael Lee of Colorado State-Pueblo finished second withÂ 2-under-69 and teammate John Ahern finished third at 6-over-858.
ACU shot opening rounds of 291 and 284, and were seven strokes behind Colorado State-Pueblo who was in first place after Monday. On Tuesday the Wildcats shot 289, finishing in fourth.
Regardless of 53 birdies, they were unable to overcome the deficit.
The Wildcats will return to action next week on Oct. 14-16, at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Los Cabos, Mexico.
“It’s really exciting that we have been playing so well,” Carpenter said. “We’re looking forward to taking the team to Mexico next week and seeing what we can do there.”