The University of Akron went into the final round of the 2013 Pinetree Intercollegiate with the lead after posting consecutive team rounds of even-par 288s.
However, the Zips shot a 20-over 308 on the par-72, 7,108-yard Pinetree Country Club course and finished in fourth place.
Ryan Harris, who shot one of the program’s best-ever rounds with a 7-under 65 in the first round, led the Zips with just a 7-over 79.
Harris still finished tied for second individually with a three-day score of 1-under 215.
Charlie Bull joined Harris in the top 25 with a 1-over 73 final round that left him tied for sixth place at 1-over 217 for the tournament.
Carr Vernon missed a top 25 finish by 1 stroke, closing play tied for 26th place with a 9-over 225.
J.B. Williams (11-over 227) and Chandler Morgan (22-over 238) rounded out the scoring.
The tournament concludes the Zips fall schedule. They will return to action when they travel to Mobile, Ala., on Feb. 17 for the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.
The University of Akron is ranked No. 10 in the CollegeInsider. com Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced Tuesday.
The Zips are the highest-ranked Mid-American Conference team in the poll, with only Toledo (No. 23) in the top 25.
The Zips begin the 2013-14 season as the defending MAC regular season and tournament champion and are one of just six Division I programs to register at least 22 wins in each of the past eight season, joining the company of Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Ohio State and Pittsburgh.
The 2013-14 season will begin on Nov. 1 when the Zips play an exhibition game against Bluffton.
The regular season opens a week later on Nov. 8 for a home game against Coastal Carolina.
University of Akron coach Jodi Kest announced Tuesday that senior forward Sina King will sit out the 2013-14 season due to medical reasons.
King is currently being treated for blood clots, which will sideline her for six months, at which time her condition will be re-evaluated.
King led the Zips with 14 double-doubles last season, averaging 15 points and 8.7 rebounds per game and earning a third-team All-MAC selection.
— Staff report