GREENSBORO, N.C. —UT Tyler had its best round of the 72-hole NCAA Division III Men's National Golf Tournament during Friday's final 18 and the Patriots finished sixth just one stroke out of fifth place at the Grandover Resort.
Methodist University of North Carolina won with a 1,173, three strokes ahead of LaGrange (Georgia) (1,176) and four in front of Wittenberg (Ohio) (1,177). Third-round leader Berry (Georgia) was fourth at 1,179, while Redlands (California) was 1,186.
UT Tyler carded rounds of 295, 296, 302 and 294 for a score of 1,187.
UT Tyler's Buddy Hallman, who finished as runner-up medalist as a freshman in 2013, and Whitehouse native Cody Gilbert tied for 13th. Hallman, a junior from Richmond had rounds of 70-74-77-72 for a 293. Gilbert, a sophomore, had rounds of 76-73-73-71 for a 293. Charley Graves, a senior from Plano, tied for 46 at 304 (72-78-78-76), while Chapman Herwood, a senior from Tyler, tied for 49 with a 305 (79-74-77-75). George Toone, a freshman from Edenbridge, England, tied for 60 at 309 (77-75-75-82).