Hawai'i Women Close Out March With Home Event
Big West Golf Release - March
Hawai’i Women Host March Event: The University of Hawai’i women’s golf program is slated to host the annual Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Maui, March 27-28. Joining the Rainbow Wahine from the Big West Conference are Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.
Big West-Filled Event: Five of the nine Big West Conference men’s golf teams kick off the month of March competing at the Sacramento State Invitational at the Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove, Calif. The teams representing the conference are Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, Long Beach State UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. The two-day event is set to run March 5-6.
UC Irvine’s Kim Drains Hole-in-One: Senior David Kim had a hole-in-one and finished the second round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate at 6-under 66 to lead the UC Irvine men’s golf team Friday at Wailua Golf Course. Kim used a six-iron to score the first ace of his collegiate career on the 178-yard, par-three seventh hole.
Aggies When Battle At The Rock, Hutchinson Captures Medalist Honors: The UC Davis women’s golf team claimed their first team title of the 2017-18 season at the Battle at the Rock at the Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside, Calif. The Aggies concluded the event eight strokes ahead of second place University of Hawai’i. The two-day event included five Big West Conference schools.
In addition to wining its first team title of the year, junior Samantha Hutchison earned medalist honors at a tournament for the first time as a collegian. She ended the tournament tied for first with CSUN’s Alice Duan, but after three playoff holes Hutchinson was crowned the individual champion. Hutchison, who also recorded a hole-in-one on hole No. 14 in the second round, finished her week in Riverside with a 5-under 211.
Tsujimoto, Hutchison Earn February Golfer of the Month Honors: Career-best performances from Brandon Tsujimoto and Samantha Hutchison earned the pair Big West Golfer of the Month recognition for February.
Tsujimoto shot under par in five of six rounds for the month, including his two best round scores of the 2017-18 season. He tied for second in a field of 76 at the Farms Intercollegiate. He carded an opening round 73, then followed with consecutive rounds of 70 to finish at 3-under 213. Tsujimoto’s second place finish was five spots higher than his previous career-best. Tsujimoto also shot a 6-under 54-hole aggregate of 210 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, held at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. He posted scores of 71, 71 and 68 to tie for 10th overall among 135 participants.
In six rounds during February, Hutchison shot par or lower. Until this month, Hutchison had never shot lower than 70 in any round throughout her career. However, at the Battle at the Rock and Westbrook Invitational, she accomplished the feat three times within a 16-day period. Hutchison achieved her first sub-70 round in the opening round of the Battle at the Rock in Riverside, Calif. She opened with a 69 before closing with rounds of 72 and 70. Her collective 5-under 211 tied her for first in the field of 81 at Oak Quarry Golf Club. At the Westbrook Invitational, held in Peoria, Ariz. Tying for sixth overall, Hutchison shot even par 72 through the first 18 holes, followed by torrid rounds of 69 and 68 for a total of 7 under 209.
March 5-6 Sacramento State Invitational (Elk Grove, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCSB
March 9-10 Jackrabbit Invitational (Boulder City, Nev.) - UCSB
March 12-13 USF Match Play (Santa Cruz, Calif.) - CP
March 12-14 Bob Sitton Invitational (Dallas, Texas) - CSF
March 16-17 GCU Invitational (Phoenix, Ariz.) - CSUN, LBSU, UCR, UH
March 29-31 The Goodwin (Stanford, Calif.) - CP, UCD
March 5-6 Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate (Fairfax, Calif.) - CP, UCD
March 5-6 Fresno State Classic (Fresno, Calif.) - UCI, UCR, UH
March 5-6 Arizona Wildcat Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.) - LBSU
March 13-14 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (O’ahu, Hawai’i) - UH
March 19-20 Sacramento State Invitational (Roseville, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN
March 26-28 Anuenue Spring Break Classic (Maui, Hawai’i) - CP, CSF, LBSU, UCD, UCI, UCR, UH