PROVO -- The Weber State men's golf team finished up the Ping Cougar Classic on Saturday with a ninth-place finish after posting a three-round total of 887 at Riverside Country Club.
Brigham Young won the tournament, shooting 832 to finish 17 shots clear of second-place Air Force.
The Cougars were led by Zac Blair, a former Fremont High standout who earned medalist honors with a 14-under-par 202. Blair's teammate, Joe Parkinson, and Air Force's Kyle Westmoreland each finished one shot back at 203.
Weber State was led by Jordan Herzog, who shot two-over-par 218 to finish in a tie for 19th.
Matt Wahlen shot 221 to tie for 31st place, while Colton Dallimore and Michael Johnson each shot 226 to tie for 45th. Jeff Jones finished 48th at 231.
The Wildcats will open play in the America West Golf Conference Championships on Monday in Texas.
* WILDCATS OUSTED IN BIG SKY MEN'S SEMIFINALS: At Sacramento, Calif., te Weber State men's tennis team saw its season come to a close on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to No. 1 seeded Sacramento State in the semi finals of the Big Sky Conference tournament at the Gold River Racquet Club.
"I'm very proud of the effort our guys put forth today, and throughout the season," said WSU coach Brad Ferreira. "We made a nice run late in the season, but ran up against a very talented team today. We're a young team, and I look forward to watching us continue to develop. I think the future is very bright for us."
The Hornets earned the doubles point behind wins in the No. 1 and 3 matches. They then scored wins in the No. 2, 4, and 5 singles matches to secure the four points necessary to win the contest and advance to Sunday's championship match.
The Wildcats finished the season with an 11-12 overall record.
Track and field
* 'CATS SHINE AT BYU INVITATIONAL: At Provo, the Weber State men's and women's track teams saw a week of improvement at the BYU Robison Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Both the men's and the women's teams had three conference qualifiers in the meet.
The men's team saw a lot of movement in both the all-time Weber State record books and in the Big Sky Conference rankings.
Both the 4x100 and the 4x400 teams moved into first place in the Big Sky after winning their respective events at BYU.
The 4x100 team of Logan Leavitt, Matt White, Cylor Morgan and Chris Struckman won the event with a time of 40.78.
Meanwhile the 4x400 team of Isaac Akers, Darion Zimmerman, Matt White and Josh Peterson won its event with a time of 3:12.00
Men's coach Dan Walker called his team's 15 seasonal bests "crazy and a great number for this time of year."
The three Big Sky qualifiers were John Coyle in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Derek Harrebomee in the hammer throw and Mike Staker in the high jump.
Struckman improved upon his lifetime best in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.27. That is good enough to put him seventh on Weber State's all-time list in that event.
The women's team also had 15 seasonal bests, headlined by another strong effort by Tiffany Hellstrom.
Hellstrom improved her career best with a throw of 160-10 in the javelin. That mark is also the best mark in the Big Sky, the ninth best mark in the West Region and the 15th-best mark in the nation.
The three qualifiers on the women's side were Kassandra Reynolds in the hammer throw, Lindsey McFarland in the 800 meter and Kiersten Watkins in the 400-meter hurdles.
Reynolds' mark was 163-3 in the hammer throw, McFarland ran the 800 in 2:13.65 and Watkins finished the hurdles with a time of 1:03.44.
Jerica Wilson had a great Friday, setting a new career best in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.38. However, her weekend didn't end as well as it started when she pulled her hamstring competing in the finals of the event on Saturday.
"We hate to have losses like that," women's head coach Jim Blaisdell said. "Injuries happen, but we are certainly sad to see it happen when it does. Jerica is a big part of our team."
That injury aside, Blaisdell was very pleased with the results from the meet.
That conference meet is May 8-11 in Portland, Ore.
In the meantime, the Wildcats will host their final home meet of the season with the Weber State Twilight Invitational on Wednesday. The field events will begin at 2 p.m. while the track events will start at approximately 4:25 p.m. The meet is open to the public.