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Men’s golf finishes third in GAC

The Wonder Boys pulled a third-place finish at the Great American Conference Championship Sunday through Tuesday at Hot Springs Country Club.

Brian Belz finished tied for second with a three-round score of 216, one stroke shy of medalist Drew Greenwood of Henderson State. Belz was honored with an All-Tournament Team selection.

Henderson State claimed the tournament title with a team score of 866. Southwestern Oklahoma State finished second with an 884, while Tech finished third with an 886 in the 10-team field.

Julio Arguelles finished tied for 11th place with 220, and Austin Smith finished tied for 24th place with 226. Alex Mahlik finished tied for 32nd with 229, and Jason Purdy finished tied for 35 with 230 in 55-player tournament.

Tech will enter the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament Championships ranked among the top 10 teams in the region.

The NCAA will announce the field at 3 p.m. on Friday.