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The UCSD golf team won the Southern California Intercollegiate Golf Championship for the first time ever.

David Pilz

This was the 51st installment of the tournament. UCSD has played host to the event since the ’70s.

UCSD’s score of 606 narrowly beat out Point Loma Nazarene by one stroke.

The next closest school was the University of La Verne, but it was not much of a threat at nine strokes back.

The tournament was held at Torrey Pines and Balboa Park, each a par 72.

Andy Thompson was the top individual Triton finisher with a two-round score of 148, good enough to tie him for third in the large field of players.

Matt Howe finished eighth with a 150, Darin Sullivan tied for 10th with a 153, Ben Page finished tied for 18 with a 155, and a score of 165 gave Blake Schneider a tie for 60.

The top overall golfer was San Diego State’s Mark Warman with an even score of 144.

Next up for UCSD golf is the California State University San Marcos Invitational at San Luis Rey Down Golf Course at Bonsall today and tomorrow.