LAS VEGAS — Sophomore Tanner Higham shot a final round 4-over-par 76 Wednesday to finish tied for eighth with a 5-over 221 (68-77-76) to lead Utah State at the 2012 Club Glove Western Athletic Conference men’s golf championship held here at the Rio Secco Golf Club.

Utah State finished in eighth place with a 55-over 919 (294-313-312), while San Jose State won the team championship with a 12-over 876 (290-291-295).

Four-time defending WAC champion New Mexico State finished second with an 18-over 882 (293-290-299), followed by Fresno State, which finished third with a 22-over 886 (287-301-298). Idaho was fourth with a 28-over 892 (287-303-302), Louisiana Tech finished fifth with a 38-over 902 (304-305-293), Nevada was sixth with a 45-over 909 (301-304-304), Hawaii finished seventh with a 47-over 911 (304-298-309) and USU was eighth.

San Jose State’s Jay Myers won the individual title as he defeated New Mexico State’s Justin Shin with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Overall, Myers finished the tournament with a 5-under-par 211 (69-71-71).

Higham (Layton) had five bogeys and just one birdie during his final round as he shot a 4-over 76. Higham began the tournament by shooting a 4-under 68, and then fired a 5-over 77 during his second 18 holes. Higham’s eighth-place finish at the WAC Championships is USU’s best since Devin Daniels was the individual runner-up at the 2007 WAC championships.

Freshman Tanner Jenson (Parker, Colo.) finished the tournament with an 11-over 83 for Utah State and tied for 24th with a 13-over 229 (72-74-83).

Freshman Brennan Coburn (Layton) shot a 5-over 77 Wednesday to finish tied for 33rd with a 20-over 236 (80-79-77), while fellow freshman Andrew Paulson (Sandy) finished 35th with a 22-over 238 (75-84-79) after carding a 7-over 79 during his final round. Senior Chanse Godderidge (Smithfield) also competed for the Aggies and finished tied for 38th with a 26-over 242 (79-83-80) after shooting a final round of 8-over 80.

The 2012 WAC championship concludes Utah State’s spring season.

2012 WAC MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

TEAM RESULTS

1. San Jose State – 290-291-295 --- 876 (+12)

2. New Mexico State – 293-290-299 --- 882 (+18)

3. Fresno State – 287-301-298 --- 886 (+22)

4. Idaho– 287-303-302 --- 892 (+28)

5. Louisiana Tech – 304-305-293 --- 902 (+38)

6. Nevada – 301-304-304 --- 909 (+45)

7. Hawaii – 304-298-309 --- 911 (+47)

8. UTAH STATE – 294-313-312 --- 919 (+55)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1. Jay Myers, San Jose State – 69-71-71 --- 211 (-5)

2. Justin Shin, New Mexico State – 70-68-73 --- 211 (-5)

3. Sean McMullen, Idaho – 65-75-76 --- 216 (E)

4. Gaston De La Torre, New Mexico State – 77-67-74 --- 218 (+2)

5. Sam Forgan, Louisiana Tech – 73-75-72 --- 220 (+4)

5. Jarred Bossio, Idaho – 70-76-74 --- 220 (+4)

5. Matt Hovan, San Jose State – 70-73-77 --- 220 (+4)

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

T8. Tanner Higham – 68-77-76 --- 221 (+5)

T23. Tanner Jenson – 72-74-83 --- 229 (+13)

T33. Brennan Coburn – 80-79-77 --- 236 (+20)

35. Andrew Paulson – 75-84-79 --- 238 (+22)

T38. Chanse Godderidge – 79-83-80 --- 242 (+26)

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.