Golf takes third at Point Loma Nazarene Invitational

    The UCSD golf team competed in the Point Loma Nazarene Invitational amidst a field of eight teams on April 6 and April 7 at the Singing Hills Golf Course in San Diego.

    Tyler Huff
    Guardian file

    As a team, the Tritons took third overall, but posted an impressive first-round score of 286, two under par. For the April 6 afternoon round, UCSD shot a 294, and finished on April 7 with a round score of 304, giving them an 884 overall for the tournament, 20 over par.

    “”[Singing Hills] is a local course that we play often, but they tried to trick it up a little for the tournament,”” said UCSD head coach Mike Wydra. “”After the first day, because the scores were a little low, they hid the pins a little more, and the wind picked up as well, making it tougher.””

    Point Loma took first place overall with rounds of 283, 294 and 292, giving them a total of 869 for the tournament, five over par. Master’s College took the number-two spot for the tournament, shooting rounds of 293, 290 and 295 to give them a total of 878 overall, 14 over par.

    CSU Monterey Bay came in fourth overall, shooting 301, 302 and 296 for a final score of 899, 35 over par. Mt. Vernon Nazarene took fifth place by shooting rounds of 311, 302 and 296 for a total of 909. Point Loma’s B team followed in sixth with rounds of 305, 293 and 313 to give them 911 for the tourney.

    Holy Names College took the number-seven spot with rounds of 306, 297 and 311 for a total of 914. Northwest Nazarene rounded out the eight teams with rounds of 309, 302 and 304 for a final score of 915.

    Individually, UCSD was once again led by junior Alan Scheer, who posted a 218 on the tournament, two over par, putting him in a tie for fifth place overall. His round scores were 73, 71 and 74.

    Sophomore Joe Dolby followed up Scheer, also placing in the top 10, tying for seventh place with a score of 219, three over par. Dolby shot rounds of 72, 71 and 76. Freshman Robbie Kramer took third for the Tritons, shooting a 224 for the tournament with rounds of 69, 76 and 79, putting him at eight over par and in a tie for 16th place.

    “”We’ve been having a lot more consistency in our game lately,”” Wydra said. “”Alan, Joe and Robbie are a very solid three for us, and we’re looking for the remaining golfers for our upcoming tournaments.””

    Sophomore Eugene Itkin placed fourth on UCSD’s team with rounds of 74, 76 and 77, to give him a 227, 11 over par, and a 21st-place finish. Senior Blake Schneider rounded out the Triton’s squad, shooting rounds of 72, 79 and 77 for a total of 228, 12 over par, and in a tie for 22nd place.

    The Tritons will be competing at the CSU Stanislaus Buzzini Invitational next week, on April 14 and April 15. The invitational will take place at the Turlock Country Club, a course which has traditionally been short and tight, according to Wydra, but which has recently had its greens dug up and redone.

    “”We’re just going to have to try out the new greens and see how they play,”” Wydra said.

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