Anderson’s Top-Five Final-Round Rally Gives U-M Third-Place Finish at Border Olympics
2/14/2023 5:18:00 PM
// Tom Wywrot
» With a final-round best 290, Michigan jumped four spots to finish third with an 879 total at Houston’s Border Olympics at the Laredo Country Club.
» With a 215 (-1), Will Anderson led U-M tying for fifth, which is his first top five finish of the season and second sub-par 54-hole total of the season.
» Hunter Thomson tied for 21st with a 221 total.
» U-M has now posted five top-five finishes in six events this season.
Site: Laredo, Texas
Tournament: Border Olympics
Course: Laredo Country Club (Par 72, 7,240 yards)
U-M Team Standing: 3rd Place of 17 Teams (297-292-290/879)
Top U-M Individual: Will Anderson, t-17th (72-71-72/215, -1)
Next U-M Event: Mon-Wed., Feb. 27-March 1 — at Lake Las Vegas Intercollegiate (Henderson, Nev.)
LAREDO, Texas — Using a top-five finish by senior Will Anderson and a final-round rally producing a closing 290 on Tuesday (Feb. 14), the University of Michigan men’s golf team tallied an two-day total of 879 to jump four spots and finished third at the Border Olympics played at the Laredo Country Club.
Coming off the team victory at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, the Wolverines opened their first spring stroke-play event posting a 304 and were led by Anderson’s even par 72 to position themselves 10th. Making their way around to the second 18 of the day, U-M responded and had moved up four positions before play was suspended due to darkness. As all five Wolverine starters had one or two holes remaining, the Wolverines closed with a seven-shot improvement (292) and moved into seventh with a 589 36-hole total.
With a feel for the course, the Wolverines went into the final round red hot, as they reached as low as seven-under midway through the round. As Anderson and sophomore Yuqi Liu each posted even 72s, redshirt-sophomore Ben Hoagland and sophomore Hunter Thomson followed with a pair of 73s (+1) giving U-M a closing 290 team tally — the lowest final-round total of the 17-team field.
“Another very solid day in the books,” said U-M head coach Zach Barlow. “Will (Anderson) led the way all week and that was great to see. This team has just scratched the surface as far as how good they can be….
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