Bay Area Invitational Round 1: Hui Tied for 3rd, Tritons 6th
SAN FRANCISCO - Following Sunday's opening round of the Bay Area Invitational at TPC Harding Park, the University of California San Diego men's golf team is sixth and Hayden Hui is tied for third.
UC San Diego totaled a 297, nine over par on the par-72, 6,845-yard course.
A junior, Hui fired a two-under 70, carding three birdies, 14 pars, and one bogey. Two of his birdies came on par-5 holes.
Also competing for the Tritons are junior Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines HS) (tied for 35th, 75), junior Justin Woo (San Diego/Torrey Pines HS) (tied for 35th, 75), sophomore Ryan Vaughan (tied for 49th, 77), and freshman Elliot Bunyaviroch (tied for 65th, 79). Navigato made 15 pars, tying him with two other players for the most in round one.
The Tritons are coming off a third-place finish at the CSUSM Fujikura Invitational, which ran February 4-5 at Shadowridge in Vista, California. Hui was the top finisher for the Tritons, tying for sixth.
Concordia Portland sits atop the 14-team field with an eight under 280. Sonoma State is in second place, seven strokes back with a 287 and Cal State East Bay is third with a 293.
Concordia golfers own the top-two spots on the individual leader board as Spencer Rhodes is first with a four under 68 and Luke Travins is second with a three under 69.
Five competitors in the 75-player field recorded eagles Monday.
The Harding Park course played to a 75.39 stroke average.
The 54-hole Bay Area Invitational, hosted by Academy of Art, continues Monday with round two and concludes Tuesday with a third round. Monday, UC San Diego tees off at 7:40 a.m. and will be playing alongside Cal State East Bay, Holy Names, and sixth-ranked Western Washington.
The entire tournament can be followed with live scoring.
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