Wichita State Ends Season at NCAA South Central Regional
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Wichita State men's golf team concluded its season with an eighth place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional, which concluded Saturday at the Karsten Creek Golf Course near Stillwater, Okla.

After firing the best single round of the tournament, and flirting with a chance to advance to next week's NCAA Championships, Connor McHenry went six-over-par on his final two holes of the front nine, and posted an 80 (+8) in his final round of the tournament to finish tied for fifth in the tournament, missing his chance to advance as an individual by a single stroke. The junior led the Shockers with a tournament score of 222 (+6) in the 54-hole event.

Dustin Garza finished 10 strokes behind McHenry, posting a 232 (+16) and tying for 34th, while Ty Sanders posted a team-best 77 (+5) in the final round on his way to a tournament score of 234 (+18). Zac Potter and Grady Pauls rounded out the WSU scorecard. Potter posted a 79 (+7) in his final round en route to a 54-hole tally of 241 (+25) while Pauls' 81 (+9) in the final round boosted his tournament score to 252 (+36)

As a team, the Shockers posted a 54-hole score of 925 (+61) and finished in eighth place. Wichita State finished 11 strokes ahead of ninth-placed Denver and five strokes behind seventh-placed Baylor. Oklahoma State ran away with the tournament on their home course, posting a team score of 881 (+17) on their way to the tournament title.