Wang stays consistent as Pios wrap-up UT-Dallas Cup

Wang stays consistent as Pios wrap-up UT-Dallas Cup

ALLEN, Texas -- Robert Wang, who shot the best round for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers on day one of the UT-Dallas Cup, shot another 77 to finish 14th overall after the final round on Sunday at the Golf Club at Twin Creeks.

Wang finished with a two-day total, 10-over-par 154, which is his second-best result for the entire season and best of the spring. Previously, Wang shot a 153 at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic.

Drew Groshong matched Wang for the best Pioneers second round, hitting a 77 to climb nine spaces and finish in 35th place. He posted a 161 after shooting a first-round 84.

The Pioneers finished in seventh place overall with a 639, 14 strokes better than eighth-place Dallas. Mary-Hardin Baylor overcame a two-stroke deficit after the opening round to win the event with a two-day total of 603. McMurry was second with a 613. Lewis & Clark's conference mate Whitman was 10th with a 710.

Michael Bove and Brett Peterson both fell from their 21st place position following Saturday's opening round. Bove posted a 10-over-par 82 on Sunday to drop to 28th place, while Peterson ended up 41st with an 86. Bove and Peterson are both freshman and the rounds were the highest scores of their early tenure at Lewis & Clark.

Sophomore Jacob Bell had similar struggles, following an 88 on Saturday with an 89 on Sunday to finish with a total of 177 and a 54th place finish. Prior to Sunday, Bell's worst round this season was an 82 in last September's Lute Invitational.

In the NWC championship standings, Lewis & Clark is in fourth place entering the NWC Spring Classic in two weeks. The Pios earned five points at the NWC Fall Classic and trail Pacific Lutheran, Willamette and George Fox. The NWC Spring Classic is the second of three events that determine the NWC champion. The NWC Championship will be played Apr. 22-23.

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