CHANDLER, Ariz. — Utah State junior golfer Hayden Eckert carded a final round of 1-under-par 71 to finish tied for 43rd place at 2-over 218 (74-73-71) at the Wyoming-hosted Cowboy Classic held here at the par-72, 7,218-yard Cattail Course at the Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass.

Utah State finished in 18th place in the 20-team field at 26-over 890 (293-299-298). UCLA won the team championship with a 23-under 841 (275-283-283), while the Bruins’ Cole Madey (69-67-67) took medalist honors defeating Wyoming’s John Murdock (69-67-67) in a playoff as both players shot 13-under 203 over 72 holes.

After carding rounds of 74 and 73 during the first day of competition on Monday, Eckert fired a 1-under 71 during his final 18 holes on Tuesday to tie for 43rd. For Eckert, it was his third round under par this season and the 12th of his career.

Other finishers for Utah State included sophomore Andy Hess, who tied for 77th place at 8-over 224 (73-72-79), junior Chase Lansford, who tied for 85th place at 9-over 225 (74-79-72), freshman Cameron Tucker, who tied for 101st place at 13-over 229 (72-75-82), and sophomore Colten Cordingley, who tied for 110th place at 17-over 233 (75-82-76).

Utah State will return to action on Friday, April 19, when it travels to Provo, Utah, to compete in the BYU-hosted Cougar Classic.

TEAM RESULTS

1. UCLA – 275-283-283 --- 841 (-23)

2. Cal State Fullerton – 282-278-288 --- 848 (-16)

3. Grand Canyon – 291-271-288 --- 850 (-14)

4. Wyoming – 291-281-282 --- 854 (-10)

5. Santa Clara – 281-284-291 --- 856 (-8)

18. UTAH STATE – 293-299-298 --- 890 (+26)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

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1. John Murdock, Wyoming – 69-67-67 --- 203 (-13)

1. Cole Madey, UCLA – 69-67-67 --- 203 (-13)

3. Joshua Matz, Northern Colorado – 69-68-70 --- 207 (-9)

3. Jake Chanen, Grand Canyon – 70-69-68 --- 207 (-9)

5. Jack Ireland, UCLA – 67-71-70 --- 208 (-8)

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

T43. Hayden Eckert – 74-73-71 --- 218 (+2)

T77. Andy Hess – 73-72-79 --- 224 (+8)

T85. Chase Lansford – 74-79-72 --- 225 (+9)

T101. Cameron Tucker– 72-75-82 --- 229 (+13)

T110. Colten Cordingley – 75-82-76 --- 233 (+17)