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Kevin Stanek
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Men's Golf Takes 15th at Desert Shootout

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Creighton men's golf squad finished 15th at the Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Ariz. The three-day tournament took place at the par-72 7,015 yard Palm Valley Golf Course. The 15-team field included Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Wichita State and host school Denver, among others.

The Bluejays finished with a team score of 886 (296-292-298). Wichita State finished first with a score of 836, BYU finished second with a total of 838 and Denver took the third spot shooting an 850.  

Rafael Becker of Wichita State took top individual honors with a 202. Second place went to Alex Ching of San Diego with a 203 and Justin Keiley (207) of BYU rounded out the top three.

As for the Jays, Kevin Stanek was the top golfer in the clubhouse, finishing tied for 17th with a 214, good for 2-under par for the event. The senior improved his second round position 11 spots with a solid 70 in the third round. Fellow senior Austin Miller finished tied for 64th with a score of 222. His second round score of 70 tied Stanek for the best rounds shot by the Jays in the tournament.

Sophomore Collin Craft finished the tournament 79th with a 225 score. Finishing one spot and one shot behind Craft was junior John Rasmussen (T80, 226). Senior Jack Dressen rounded out the team scoring for the Jays finishing tied for 89th with a 234 total.  

The Jays are in action a little closer to home on April 9-10 at the C.O.G. Mizzou Intercollegiate in Columbia, Mo.

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