Top 30 Finish for Nevada's Grant Booth at NCAA Men's Golf Regionals
Release courtesy of Nevada Athletics
STANFORD, Calif. – Nevada junior Grant Booth concluded his career season on Wednesday with a top 30 finish at the NCAA Regionals, held at Stanford Golf Course.
“Grant had a solid finish to a great season,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “This week he did a lot of things really well, he just didn’t capitalize on a few holes which prevented him from moving on to nationals.”
For the second straight day Booth climbed 10 spots on the leaderboard and finished in a tie for 27th place in the 75-player field. He carded a 1-over par 71 for his final round and finished fifth among the 10 individuals in the field (74-69-71=214). Booth also placed higher than the one other golfer out of the Mountain West, Brian Humphreys of Boise State.
Booth had a fairly consistent final round, making 15 pars throughout his round. He began his day on the back nine, bogeyed the 17th and then made the turn at even par after a birdie on No. 18. His only other blemish during the day was a bogey on No. 3. For the week Booth collected six birdies and one eagle.
Travis Trace of North Florida finished as the highest ranking individual not on one of the five teams to advance, making him the lone individual to move on to the finals. Trace placed 10th in the field at 2-under par, just six shots better than Booth. Stanford, Baylor, Pepperdine, Oklahoma and North Carolina were the five teams to advance.