Alex Mahlik shot a tournament score of 217 (+1) with help from a second-round 68 (-4) to finish third and make the All-Tournament Team as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys golf team claimed a runner-up finish at the Great American Conference Championships at Hot Springs Country Club on Tuesday.
Freshman Austin Smith turned in an opening-round 71 (-1) to sit two strokes behind the pace set by first-round leader Michael Hearne of Southern Nazarene, as the No. 19 Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys combined to shoot 296 to sit in third place, three strokes behind the opening-round pace of 293 set by co-leaders Henderson State an Southern Nazarene after day one of the Great American Conference Golf Championships.
The first set of regional polls has been released, and the No. 19 Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boys golf team has debuted at second in advance of this weekend's Great American Conference Championship tournament, to be played Sunday through Tuesday at the Hot Springs Country Club.
The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys golf team sits at No. 19 in the Golfstat Weekly Top-25 Poll, the organization announced today.
2013-2014 Men's Golf Schedule
|Mon-Tues||Sept||9-10||Great American Conference Preview||
Oklahoma City, Okla.
|5th/9 | Recap|
hosted by the University of Indianapolis
Brickyard Crossing Golf Course
|Mon-Tues||Sept||23-24||Northeastern State Classic
hosted by Northeastern State University
|Broken Arrow, Okla.
Emerald Falls Golf Club
|5th/16 | Recap|
|Mon-Tues||Oct||7-8||Heart of America Invitational
hosted by the University of Central Missouri
UCM Golf Club
|2nd/20 | Recap|
|Mon-Tues||Oct||14-15||Missouri Western Invitational
hosted by Missouri Western State University
|St. Joseph, Mo.
St. Joseph Country Club
|3rd/20 | Recap|
|Sun-Mon||Mar||2-3||Las Vegas Desert Classic
hosted by the University of Missouri-St. Louis
|Las Vegas, Nev.
Pauite Golf Club
|t-5th/18 | Recap|
Dave Falconer Classic
Chamberlyne Country Club
|3rd/17 | Recap|
Jim Bishop Collegiate Classic
|Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
at the Shoals - Fighting Joe Course
|3rd/14 | Recap|
|Sun-Tues||Apr||6-8||First Federal Bank Invitational
hosted by Henderson State University
|Mountain Home, Ark.
Big Creek Country Club
|1st/11 | Recap
|Sun-Tue||Apr||13-15||GAC Conference Championship||
Hot Springs, Ark
|2nd/11 | Recap
NCAA National Tournament
1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2013
Great American Conference Champions
Great American Conference Runner-up
Gulf South Conference Champions
Gulf South Conference Runner-up
NAIA National Tournament
1970, 1993, 1994, 1995
Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Champions
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Alex Mahlik made the All-Tournament Team as the Wonder Boys finished 2nd at the GAC Championships.