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Carrillo, Wightman tie as Bulls finish fourth

Seniors Ricky Carrillo and Tele Wightman ended their collegiate careers in style, tying for seventh at the Conference USA Championship from Monday to Wednesday.

The seniors shot 215 in the 54-hole tournament at The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, leading the Bulls to a fourth-place finish and earning spots on the All C-USA team.

The Bulls were in second place after the first round, trailing Southern Mississippi and eventual champion TCU by just two shots. Carrillo and Wightman continued their consistent play in the second round, shooting 71 and 72, respectively, on the par-72 course, but the Bulls slipped to third place behind TCU and UAB and tied with Southern Miss.

The seniors added one stroke to their second-round scores, and the Bulls fell an additional place to fourth in Wednesday’s final round, 16 behind TCU.

TCU’s Bill Montigel was named Coach of the Year, while Graeme McDowell of UAB won the Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year. Louisville’s Brett Jones and TCU’s J.J. Killeen were named co-Freshmen of the Year.

In addition to the men’s title, TCU also won the women’s championship and became the first C-USA school to win both crowns in the same year.

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