Tritons Tied for Sixth After Two Rounds at WWU Invitational
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The University of California San Diego men's golf team opened its season Monday at the Western Washington Invitational at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Following two rounds of play, the Tritons are tied for sixth in the 18 team field.
UC San Diego was in first place following the opening round with a 287, but fell five spots after shooting a 295 in round two.
Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons is the top Triton, sitting in a tie for 10th place of 102 golfers. The sophomore is 1 under with a 143 after firing rounds of 71 and 72 on the par 72, 6,561 yard layout.
Jared Gross, also a sophomore, moved up 19 spots in the standings and is currently tied for 24th. He opened with a 75 and followed with a 70 for two-round total of 145 (+1).
The third and final round gets underway Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Round three pairings can be found here.
1. Dixie State, -9 (294-273--567)
T2. Concordia (Ore.), -3 (288-285--573)
T2. Simon Fraser, -3 (292-281--573)
T6. UC San Diego, +6 (287-295--582)
1. Ethan Casto, Western Washington (-8, 69-67--136)
2. Spencer Wallace, Dixie State (-7, 73-64--137)
3. Brad Sparrer, Stanislaus State (-5, 71-68--139)
T10. Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons, UC San Diego (-1, 71-72--143)
T25. Jared Gross, UC San Diego (+1, 75-70--145)
T31. Adam Navigato, UC San Diego (+2, 69-77--146)
T37. Hayden Hui, UC San Diego (+4, 72-76--148)
100. Kobdech Rodrat, UC San Diego (+25, 86-83--169)
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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, begin a four-year transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego scholar-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 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, almost 1,400 UC San Diego scholar-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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