EDMOND, Okla. – Firing a sizzling even-par 70 in Tuesday’s third and final round, St. Mary’s senior men’s golfer Matt Vela soared up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 20th place at the UCO/Kickingbird Classic.

Tying Vela was fellow Rattlers senior Jeff Rein, who shot 75 in the final round to match Vela’s three-round total of 224.

Together, they helped lead St. Mary’s to a tie for seventh place in the team standings, as the Rattlers shot 908 for the tournament.

Central Oklahoma won the event by shooting 865, while UCO’s Colby Shrum won the individual crown at 215.

Sam Jernigan (Jr., San Antonio) and Chris Becker (Jr., San Antonio) tied for 49th after each shot 230. Jernigan fired a 73 in the final round, while Becker shot 72.

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