No. 3 golf places sixth at Aggie Invitational

    The No. 3 UCSD golf team took sixth place in an intense field of 16 teams at the UC Davis Aggie Invitational on March 29 and March 30, held at the El Macero Country Club in Davis, Calif.

    Facing some of the most difficult Division I, Division II and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics competition in the field, the Tritons finished with a respectable sixth place, a total score of 889, 25 over par. UCSD started strong with a 292 in the first round, but continued to have difficulty with a rough second round, earning 303 on March 29. Coming back on March 30, they finished 294.

    Top ranked in Division II, Chico State had an impressive outing, turning in a score of 859, five under par. It was the lone team to break par. Chico State shot rounds of 289, 290, and 280.

    Tournament host UC Davis came in a close second, scoring 865, one over par. They finished the tournament with rounds of 284, 294 and 287.

    Junior Joe Dolby led the pack for the Tritons, with rounds of 73, 76, and a below-par 71 on March 30. He tied for 11th place over all with a score of 220 or four over par.

    Senior team captain Alan Scheer placed second for UCSD, tied for 23 overall with a 223, seven over par. Like Dolby, Scheer shot a 73 and 76 on March 29, but turned in a 74 on March 30.

    Junior Brian Duckworth took third place for the Tritons tied for 30th overall. He shot 225, nine over par. Though he parred the early round on March 29, and shot a 73 on March 30, he had difficulty in the late round on March 29 shooting an 80.

    Florida Gulf Coast placed a distant third, coming in at 19 over par, with a score of 883. Their round totals were 288, 298 and 297.

    Tying for seventh place with 895, 31 over par, were Cal State Bakersfield and University of Hawaii-Hilo. Both are formally ranked ahead of UCSD.

    Sophomore Justin Grant finished fourth for UCSD, and tied for 39th overall with a score of 228, 12 over par. He started with a 78 on March 29 and was the lone Triton to improve on the afternoon round that day, shooting a 74. Grant finished with a 76 on the final day of the tournament.

    Sophomore Ryo Yamada tied for 48th overall with a 231, 15 over par. He shot rounds of 74, 77 and 80.

    The Tritons return to the links again on April 12 and April 13 when they will compete in the Cal State Stanislaus Buzzini Invitational held at the Turlock Country Club.

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