UC Irvine Captures Men's Golf Team Title
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2015 MGolf Championship Day 3 Results (pdf)
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Big West Men's Golf Championship Central
UC Irvine battled its way to the top of the leaderboard after carding a low-round score of 285 during the final round of the 2015 Big West Conference Men’s Golf Championship to claim its first conference title since 2010. This marks the third team title for the Anteaters this season after picking up wins at the Del Walker Intercollegiate and Cal Poly Match Play.
Playing on the San Luis Obispo Country Club, the Anteaters finished one stroke ahead of top-seeded UC Davis with a three-round score of 860. UC Riverside followed in third place with 871, while Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara finished tied for fourth with a 875 point total. Cal Poly registered 876 to grab sixth place and CSUN landed in the seventh spot with a score of 899. Cal State Fullerton was eighth at 901 with Hawai’i rounding out the nine-team field with a total of 922.
Home field advantage may of played a part on the individual side as Cal Poly’s Justin De Los Santos earned individual medalist honors after firing a 2-over 212 over the course of the three-day event. He becomes the first Mustang to garner the individual conference title since Travis Bertoni did so in 2005. De Los Santos’ highest finish prior to today was sixth place at the Bill Cullum Invitational back on Oct. 20-21.
UC Irvine’s Pete Fernandez finished one stroke behind De Los Santos at 213 while teammate Jacob Schulze and UC Davis’ Matt Seramin were knotted in third with a score of 214. Rounding out the top 5 was Aggie Mike Brockington with a 215 point total.
With the victory, UC Irvine earns the conference’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division I men’s regionals which are held at six sites this year from May 14-16. This year’s regional sites include Bremerton, Wash, Chapel Hill, N.C., Lubbock, Texas, New Haven, Conn., Noblesville, Ind. and San Diego, Calif. The six-day NCAA Men’s Golf Championship is scheduled for May 29-June 3 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
The 2015 NCAA Division I men’s golf selection show airs live on the Golf Channel, Monday, May 4 at 7:00 a.m. (Pacific).
Big West Men’s Championship
San Luis Obispo Country Club
Par 70 • 6,677 Yards
1. UC Irvine - 289 - 286 - 285 = 860
2. UC Davis - 288 - 285 - 288 = 861
3. UC Riverside - 286 - 289 - 296 = 871
T4. Long Beach State - 298 - 289 - 288 = 875
T4. UC Santa Barbara - 302 - 288 - 285 = 875
6. Cal Poly - 289 - 296 - 291 = 876
7. CSUN - 298 - 301 - 300 = 899
8. Cal State Fullerton - 300 - 296 - 305 = 901
9. Hawai’i - 316 - 307 - 299 = 922