ST. GEORGE, Utah, Feb. 11 – Utah Valley’s J.T. Timmons shot a tournament-record 134 to claim the individual championship and Seattle placed four players in the top-20 in claiming its first Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational title on Tuesday.

Timmons was the co-leader with Boise State’s Logan France after both shot 67 in the first round but France shot 73 on Tuesday while Timmons  turned in another 67 to claim the championship with a record 134, one shot better than the previous mark, set by Colorado State ‘s Aaron Weston and Jacksonville’s Duncan Stewart in 2007.

Dixie State’s Hayden Christensen finished second at 138, with five players, France, SUU’s Sammy Cole, Utah Valley’s Braden Ericksen, Boise State’s Ty Travis and Utah State’s Seokwon Jeon all tied for third at 140.

Seattle shot 290-283 to finish at 573, nine shots better than second place Dixie State, which followed a round of 292 with a 290 on Tuesday. Boise State finished third at 583 while Utah Valley and Utah State were tied in fourth at 584. SUU finished sixth at 586, followed by Cal State Northridge (599), Weber State (602), Oral Roberts (604) and North Dakota (621).

Jake Holt finished second among Thunderbirds in 10th place at 143, while Nic Booth was 19th (147), Tim Leonard was 51st (156) and Taylor Schone finished 58th (162). SUU’s Braxton Williams and Jameson Keiley, who were competing as individuals, finished 57th (159) and 60th (165), respectively.

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