KOHLER, Wis. -- Rodrigo Navarette again posted the Bruins' lowest score of the day but the Bellevue University men's golf team shot 325 as a team to drop from second to finish in fifth place at the Whistling Straits Classic, hosted by Taylor University.
The tournament was held at the par-72, 6,788-yard Whistling Straights Golf Course in Kohler, Wis.
Texas Wesleyan (289-304—593) entered the day with an 11-stroke lead and again posted the lowest team score in the 17-team field to win the title by a comfortable 20-stroke margin over runners-up Midland (301-312—613) and Taylor (307-306—613).
Bellevue (300-325—625) hung onto a top five finish after being edged for fourth place by Sterling (304-317—621).
Texas Wesleyan's Victor Miron took home individual medalist honors with a two-day score of 2-over (71-75—146).
Navarette was the lone BU golfer to shoot under 80 on the day, carding a 7-over 79 to finish in a tie for second place with a score of 4-over (69-79—148).
Navarette was among five golfers tied for second along with; Taylor's Alec Dutkowski (74-74—148), Texas Wesleyan's Rowan Lester (71-77—148), IU-South Bend's Payton Grubbs (78-70—148), and Texas Wesleyan's Declan Kenny (72-76—148).
Andre Becerra finished the tournament tied for 43rd place with a two-day total of 163 (79-84—163).
Bruins Golfing as Individuals:
Floris-Jan Oosterhof fired a 75 to finish the tournament at 9-over with a two-day total of 153 (78-75). He tied for 16th place in the 87 golfer field.
Bellevue wraps up their fall season next week at the Southern Plains Intercollegiate in Oklahoma City, Okla. The tournament will be held from Monday, Oct. 29-Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Gaillardia Country Club.