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Brendon Ehlers Leads USU Golf Team To Eighth Place WAC Championships Finish
Brendon Ehlers shot a 68 on the final day of the WAC Championships.
Brendon Ehlers shot a 68 on the final day of the WAC Championships.

May 3, 2006

BOISE, Idaho - Brendon Ehlers finished strong shooting a three-under 68 to Utah State on the final day of competition at the WAC Golf Championships here Wednesday.

Utah State posted a team score 295 on Wednesday, the lowest the team shot in the tournament, to finish with a score of 909 and move into eighth place, two strokes ahead of Louisiana Tech. New Mexico State held its lead to win the team title with a final team score of 861.

Ehlers went into the final round tied for 30th place at 10-over par, but finished strong on his final nine holes as he recorded four birdies and an eagle to finish with a total score of 220 and tie for 12th.

"Brendon played well on the back nine especially," said head coach Dean Johansen. "He birdied the final hole to shoot 30 on the back, which is very good at this course."

Preston Otte and Jake Blair each tied for 33rd with scores of 228. Otte carded a 74 on the final day as he improved his score by to shots each round, while Blair shot a 77 on Wednesday.

Brett Black finished with a total score of 235 and a 40th place after shooting a 78 in the final round, while Brad Morrison finished at 241 food for 44th place after shooting his best round of the tournament with a 76 Wednesday.

"The guys played very well today." Johansen said.

The WAC Championships concludes the Aggies season.


Team Standings

1. New Mexico State - 280 (861)
2. Fresno State - 283 (866)
3. San Jose State - 279 (878)
4. Boise State - 293 (879)
4. Hawaii - 291 (879)
6. Nevada - 289 (884)
7. Idaho - 295 (908)
8. UTAH STATE - 311-303-295-909
9. Louisiana Tech - 311 (911)

Individual Standings

1. Matt Edwards, New Mexico State - 70 (211)
1. Jarett Hamamoto, Hawaii - 70 (211)
3. Jason Anthony, Fresno State - 69 (215)
3. Brian Kelley, Fresno State - 72 (215)
3. Ben Kreger, New Mexico State - 68 (215)

Utah State Individuals

T12. Brendon Ehlers - 77-75-68-220
T33. Jake Blair - 76-75-77-228
T33. Preston Otte - 78-76-74-228
40. Brett Black - 80-77-78-235
44. Brad Morrison - 82-83-86-241



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