Coffman Falls in Playoff, Men's Golf Takes Sixth at the 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup
LAKESIDE, Calif. Freshman Taylor Coffman lost in the second hole of a playoff to take second, while the University of Nevada men’s golf team finished in sixth place Tuesday at the 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup. San Diego State played host to the tournament Oct. 23-24 at the par 72, 7,323-yard Barona Creek Golf Course in Lakeside, Calif.
A day after carding a pair of career-low 67s, Coffman shot a three-under 69 in Tuesday’s final round to finish in a tie for first with UAB’s Zack Sucher (65-69-69) for first place at 13-under 203. Sucher bested Coffman in the second hole of the sudden-death playoff to capture individual medalist honors. For Coffman, the runner-up finish marks the first top five showing of his career in the Silver and Blue.
Nevada shot a four-under 284 in Tuesday’s final round to finish in sixth place with a three-round total of 10-under 854 (282-288-284). UAB won the 18-team Barona Collegiate Cup, carding a nine-under 279 on the final day for a three-round total of 24-under 840. The Blazers bested Wichita State by four strokes, while Colorado State (845), San Diego (849) and San Diego State (853) rounded out the top five teams.
In addition to Coffman, Nevada freshman Ryan Hallisey tied for 20th at one-under 215 (71-72-72), while junior James Haban ended up in a tie for 25th with a three-round total of even-par 216 after carding a career-low 69 in the final round (71-76-69). Junior Chase Cooper tied for 49th (74-73-74=221), and sophomore Matt Rippy finished in a tie for 75th (73-78-74=225).
Nevada’s sixth-place finish in the Barona Collegiate Cup wraps up the team’s fall schedule and marked the Wolf Pack’s fourth top 10 finish in five fall events. Nevada will return to action on Feb. 12-13 at the UCLA True Blue Individual Collegiate, which will be hosted by UCLA at the Valencia Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.