Adam Navigato Named CCAA Golfer of the Week
CHICO, Calif. - San Diego native Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines) of the University of California San Diego men's golf team has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golfer of the Week after earning a season-best finish at the UCSB Intercollegiate. The announcement was made by the conference Wednesday.
Navigato tied for fifth among 55 players at Sandpiper Golf Course in Santa Barbara. Over two days and 54 holes, he totaled a 217, 1 over par on the par 72, 7,062 yard layout. The junior fired rounds of 73, 72, and 72 and had 10 birdies, tied for the second-most during the event.
Navigato made a big jump on the leader board Tuesday as he was tied for 13th following Monday's two rounds of play.
His consistent performance helped UC San Diego to a fourth-place finish. Six of the eight teams competing were from the NCAA Division I ranks. Also in the field was Cal State Monterey Bay, the nation's 17th-ranked squad in NCAA Division II. The Tritons finished in front of Monterey Bay and three DI teams.
It is Navigato's second weekly honor from the CCAA as he was tabbed Golfer of the Week in October of 2017.
Navigato is a Cognitive Science major in UC San Diego's Roosevelt College.
Up next for Navigato and UC San Diego are the CCAA Championships, slated for April 23-24 at Bayonet and Blackhorse in Seaside. All nine league teams compete with the winner automatically qualifying for the NCAA tourney.
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