SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The University of Arizona men’s golf program officially ended its season with the conclusion of the NCAA San Antonio Regional on Saturday. The three-day tournament, hosted by UTSA, was held at Briggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72, 7,247 yards).
Senior Erik Oja and junior Alex McMahon represented the Wildcats as individual competitors. Despite a comeback effort, the two were unable to qualify for nationals.
“The conditions today were championship caliber,” head coach Jim Anderson. “All players with tested with wind and windier conditions as well as firmer and faster greens. Erik and Alex battled and made us proud.”
In his final collegiate tournament, Oja finished the day going 75 (+3) for a combined total of 217 (+3). Oja finished in a tie for 16th place.
“It is sad to see Erik’s career come to an end here because he was such a reliable staple in our lineup for the past two plus years,” Anderson said. “He will go on to acheve great things.”
McMahon had a slightly difficult day but was able to come up with two birdies. In the final round, McMahon shot a 79 (+7) bringing his tournament total to 224. He finished in a tie for 23rd place.
“As for Alex, he can play better, but he picked up some great experience this week,” Anderson said. “He will be a leader for our team next year, and we know we will be one of the teams enjoying the feeling of qualifying for the NCAA Championship.”
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