UC Riverside men’s golf team has made a habit of climbing up the leaderboards throughout the early portions of this winter season. Early on, this past week’s showing at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate seemed it would prove no different.

Entering Saturday’s second round, the Highlanders were tied for 17th overall at 19-over-par, yet appeared to be making their way toward the top, getting as high as eighth overall on the day. However, after a solid showing from their counterparts, the Highlanders only found themselves improved only one spot on the day before heading into Sunday’s final round.

As for Sunday, the team found themselves in similar territory, managing a 10-over-par on the day, tying them at 16th with conference counterpart CSU Northridge at 40-over-par. The tournament title went to Kansas (two-over-par) who led the pack throughout the entire three days, while Colorado (five-over-par) and Texas Tech (six-over-par) followed closely to round out the top three.

The Desert Intercollegiate was the Highlanders’ last event until Monday, March 21, when they will head to Lakeside, Calif. to participate in the two-day-long Barona College Invitational.