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UC San Diego 8th, Two Tritons in Top-20 at SoCal Intercollegiate

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SANTEE, Calif. - Serving as host, the University of California San Diego men's golf team finished eighth of 16 schools as the 69th SoCal Intercollegiate wrapped up play Tuesday at Carlton Oaks.

UC San Diego, in second place after shooting a 292 and a 289 in the tournament's first and second rounds, faltered in the third, carding a 309 for a 54-hole total of 890 (+26).

Two Tritons placed in the top-20 with Hayden Hui tying for 10th and Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines HS) tying for 19th. Hui was 3 over with a 219, recording rounds of 71, 73, and 75. His 71 in the opening round was the best by any Triton during the tourney. Navigato totaled a 7-over 223, going 75-72-76. Hui and Navigato are both juniors.

Also contributing to UC San Diego's team score were freshman Elliot Bunyaviroch (tie for 29th, 74-72-79--225), junior Justin Woo (San Diego/Torrey Pines HS) (tie for 29th, 74-72-79--225), and sophomore Ryan Vaughan (78th, 73-80-85--238).

All 10 student-athletes on the UC San Diego roster competed with five Tritons playing as individuals and not counting in the team's overall score. Junior Connell Kilpatrick (77-71-80--228) and freshman Jared Gross (75-78-75--228) tied for 46th, junior Jacob Johnson (77-81-73--231) placed 61st, freshman Ethan Chen (81-78-77--236) tied for 75th, and freshman Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons (77-84-80--241) tied for 80th.

It was the first collegiate action for Barcons and the first tournament of the season for Kilpatrick.

Sonoma State ran away with the team title, winning by 10 strokes. The Seawolves totaled a 3-over 867, shooting 288-292-287. Western New Mexico finished second and Cal State East Bay was third. SSU last won the SoCal Intercollegiate in 2010.

Will Barnett of Cal State East Bay topped the 87-player field by finishing 6 under with a 210. He fired a 69 in each of the first two rounds and concluded with a 72 in round three.

Brian Whitson (69-69-73--211) from Cal State Monterey Bay was one stroke back in second place and Sonoma State's Blake Bourelle (71-72-70--213) took third.

UC San Diego is off until April when it competes in the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, hosted by Stanislaus State April 1-2 at Turlock Country Club.

RECENT SOCAL INTERCOLLEGIATE RESULTS

Year Site Team Winner Individual Medalist(s) UC San Diego Finish Top Triton
2019 Carlton Oaks GC Sonoma State Will Barnett (Cal State East Bay) 8th of 16 Hayden Hui (T-10th)
2018 Carlton Oaks GC Dominican Ty Macias (Dominican) 10th of 11 Hayden Hui (T-17th)
2017 Carlton Oaks GC Dixie State Colin Prater (Colorado Colorado Springs) 6th of 15 Adam Navigato (T-11th)
2016 Carlton Oaks GC Chico State Lee Gearhart (Chico State)/Christopher Pham (CSU Dominguez Hills) T-6th of 11 Clayton Yamaguchi (T-10th)
2015 Carlton Oaks GC CSU Monterey Bay Adam Stone (CSU East Bay)/Dalen Yamauchi (Hawaii-Hilo) 7th of 7 Rocky Hall/Daniel Yang (T-11th)
2014 Maderas GC CSU Monterey Bay Dylan Jackson (CSU Monterey Bay) 5th of 8 Lewis Simon (9th)
2013 Mission Viejo CC Stanislaus State Alex Carpenter (Abilene Christian) 7th A/13th B of 16 Jay Lim (T-10th)
2012 Mission Viejo CC Stanislaus State Alex Marry (Sonoma State) 10th of 14 Marc Herrmann (T-21st)
2011 Mission Viejo CC Central Oklahoma Colby Shrum (Central Oklahoma) 6th of 14 Keith Okasaki (3rd)
2010 Mission Viejo CC Sonoma State Collin Mayer (St. Edward's) 8th of 11 Keith Okasaki (T-10th)
2009 Mission Viejo CC CSU San Bernardino Matt Ewald (Washburn) 10th A/T-13th B of 15 Billy Olsen/Raj Samra (T-12th)
2008 Marbella CC Lynn Micah Burke (CSU San Bernardino) 11th A/12th B of 15 Keith Okasaki (T-12th)
2007 Marbella CC West Florida Leonardo Di Marino (West Florida)/Jarin Todd (Sonoma State) 13th B/14th A of 15 Billy Olsen (6th)
2006 Marbella CC Sonoma State Kyle Hopkins (Sonoma State) 11th of 14 Ryo Yamada (T-24th)
2005 Santa Luz Club CSU Bakersfield Nick Mason (Hawaii-Hilo) 6th A/13th B Justin Grant (T-9th)

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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