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Swanson Named Men's Golfer of the Month


Sophomore Nick Swanson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Marina HS) led UC Santa Barbara to an eighth-place finish at the prestigious Kaanapali Collegiate Classic to capture Big West Men’s Golfer of the Month honors for November.

He shot a final found 3-under par 68 to finish with an aggregate score of 1-under 212, good for a tie for 27th place in the 132-player field.  Swanson also carded rounds of 73 and 71 on the par 71, 6,700-yard Ka’anapali Golf Course in Lahaina, Hawai‘i.

Swanson helped the Gauchos finish higher in the final 24-team standings than other Big West programs Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, Long Beach State and host UH.

That concludes the fall season for UCSB.  The Gauchos return to action at the Folino Invitational on Jan. 30-31.

Others nominated: None