KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Utah Valley University men's golf team closed out the 2012 fall season at the Kiawah Classic on Tuesday with a final-round 309 to finish 16th.

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UVU's Mason Casper, who was tied for the lead after Day 1, finished in a tie for 25th (68-79-76). He was followed by Corey Eccles (T33rd, 76-74-76), Brayden Eriksen (T67th, 78-78-77), Joey Olson (T89th, 80-78-80) and Preston Richards (T123rd, 82-83-80).

The University of South Carolina, led by winner Caleb Sturgeon (210) and runner-up Will Starke (212), won the tournament by 20 shots over Winthrop (879) and 26 shots over Jacksonville State.

The Wolverines return to action Feb. 11-12 at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Southern Utah University.

Jay Hinton is a sports information assistant at Utah Valley University.