Oct. 23, 2007
SAN JOSE, California - Utah Valley junior Nick Neal shot a final round 73 (+1) to finish +4 overall and in a tie for 21st at the Santa Clara Invitational at Silver Creek Golf Course in San Jose, California.
The Wolverines finished 13th overall after shooting a team score of 301, matching Monday's first round total, two shots behind Loyola College and 21 shots in front of Idaho State.
It's the second straight week that Neal has led the Wolverines, after finishing ninth at last week's Bill Cullum Invitational.
"He's improving every tournament," said assistant coach Nic van Vuuren. "If he can get a couple of putts to drop he'll be able to compete week in and week out. I really see him winning some tournaments in the future."
Jeff Gibson finished in 35th place at +7, while Nick Nelson (+15), Andrew Nelson (+16) and Ashton Casper (+21) round out the Wolverine golfer's scores.
Portland, who started the day eight shots back of leader Oklahoma, took home the team title by one shot over host Santa Clara. Cal State Northridge's Nick Delio won medallist honors by six strokes, shooting 13-under overall at the 54-hole event.
Utah Valley has one more fall competition remaining, the Agua-Caliente Air Force Academy Collegiate Invitational on November 10-11 in Palm Springs, California.