Tensen finishes second overall, Vandals third

Going into Tuesday's final round, Idaho held a narrow lead over WSU and Missouri at the WSU Snowman Getaway played at the Whirlwind Golf Club of Chandler (Ariz.). Idaho senior BRAD TENSEN entered the final day trailing three players and put together strong final round for his best tournament finish as a Vandal, claiming second overall. But it wasn't enough as the Vandals slipped to third.

The following is a media release from the University of Idaho Sports Information Department.

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Brad Tensen turned in his best tournament finish as a Vandal with a runner-up effort at the Snowman Getaway, but his round wasn't enough for the University of Idaho to preserve a second-round as the team finished third overall.

"Brad got off to a great start and played really well," coach Jon Reehoorn said of Tensen's final-round 71, which left him at three-under 213 for the tournament and tied with Air Force's Tom Whitney but one stroke back of UMKC's Brett Iliff's winning 211.

The Vandals combined for a solid 297 in their closing round but it wasn't enough to keep pace with host Washington State's final-round 287. The Cougars won with an 871, while Missouri was second at 878 and Idaho third at 879.

"As a team," Reehoorn said, "everybody is pretty disappointed. At times in the final round, we had to face some adversity. We just didn't handle the adversity as well as we needed to and it ended up costing us some shots."

Freshman Matt Rawitzer notched a top-10 effort with his eight-placed 219. Senior David Nuhn was 19th at 225, with sophomore Stefan Richardson and freshman Damian Telles tied for 33rd at 230. Sophomore Jarred Bossio, playing as an individual, tied for 16th at 224.

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