Brent Booth, welcome to the record books.
A Los Altos, Calif. native, Booth made the most of his trip out to the University of Notre Dame. The junior chalked up a school-record 64 during Tuesday’s final round en route to a fourth-place individual finish at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic.
His efforts helped UC Davis to second place in the competitive 16-team field.
“A lot of good things came from this tournament,” head coach Cy Williams said.
The Menlo High School product knocked five strokes off his previous low, which he carded in the first round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational last year.
After that tournament, Booth participated in just three of nine tournaments for the 2007-08 season.
This year has been a different story.
Booth has received the start in all four tournaments, averaging 73.8 strokes per round.
“It was a very good round,” Williams said of Booth’s performance on Tuesday. “This was a very difficult course.“
The second-place finish for the team was its third top-two finish in four tournaments this season. UC Davis‘ final score of 867 was only four strokes behind the University of Arkansas – the No. 4 team in the country.
The Aggies beat the tournament’s other top five team – No. 3 Lamar, which finished fifth.
Senior Nate Pistacchio’s 216 was good for eighth place in the 83-player field.
Only one stroke separated sophomore Austin Graham and senior Ramie Spinkling, who finished tied for 12th and 15th, respectively. Freshman Tyler Raber finished 71st with a three-round score of 234.
UC Davis next competes Oct. 13 at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. The Aggies will co-host the event with Stanford University.
MATT MILLER can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.