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Adam Navigato won the Otter Invitational with a tournament-record score.
Adam Navigato is a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for October
Release: Friday 11/03/2017 
by UCSD

SAN DIEGO - University of California San Diego golfer Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines HS) has been named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for October as the organization announced its selections Friday.

Navigato won Cal State Monterey Bay's Otter Invitational at Blackhorse on Oct. 16-17, the first tournament victory of his collegiate career. He finished with a tourney record 199, 17-under par and seven strokes in front of his nearest competitor.

The sophomore from San Diego County fired rounds of 69 (-3), 65 (-7), and 65 (-7) to top the 104-player field. He carded one eagle, 21 birdies, and 26 pars with just six bogeys over two days of play. Navigato's eagle came in the second round on the par-5 eighth hole, while his third round featured nine birdies.

His 199 beat the tournament's previous best score by nine strokes.

It was the first win by a Triton since October of 2015 when Clayton Yamaguchi was victorious at the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate in Hawaii.

Navigato helped lead UC San Diego to a tie for fourth place among 19 teams at the Otter Invitational, the Tritons' best finish of the season.

In addition, he was UCSD's top finisher at Chico State's Wildcat Classic in October, tying for fourth place with a 4-under 140 over two rounds.

Navigato is the third Triton to earn San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month honors during the 2017-18 academic year, joining Amanda Colla (women's volleyball) and David Hadler (fencing).

About the San Diego Hall of Champions
The "Hall" is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating outstanding local athletic achievement and providing sports programming to the community. The Hall was launched by the Breitbard Athletic Foundation, which was founded in 1946 by the legendary Bob Breitbard to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego. Through its awards and recognition programs and vigilant focus on the community of San Diego and its betterment, the Hall is devoted to motivating and inspiring youth of all ages to reach their full potential. For more information, please visit www.sdhoc.com.

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