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Justin Woo

UC San Diego Concludes Fall Action at Otter Invitational

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SEASIDE, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's golf team wrapped up its fall competition schedule Tuesday with a ninth-place finish among 17 squads at Cal State Monterey Bay's Otter Invitational at Bayonet and Blackhorse.

UC San Diego shot a 307 in the third and final round to finish with a 54-hole total of 891, 27-over par. The Tritons were tied for fifth after firing rounds of 293 and 291 on Monday.

Juniors Hayden Hui (74-72-77--223), Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines HS) (73-74-76--223), and Justin Woo (San Diego/Torrey Pines HS) (69-71-83--223) all tied for 28th in the 92-player field. Freshman Elliot Bunyaviroch (77-74-76--227) tied for 47th and freshman Ethan Chen (78-82-78--238) tied for 79th.

Woo had an outstanding day Monday and was tied for second place after carding rounds of 69 and 71 for a four-under 140.

"Today was disappointing considering how well we played the first and second rounds Monday," said UC San Diego head coach Jim Ragan. "On a positive note, we've had several good rounds this fall. However, we have some work ahead of us to get more consistent start to finish for the upcoming spring season."

It was all about Florida teams in the final standings. Lynn University, the No. 2-ranked team in the country, won with a three-under 861 and was the lone school under par. Barry, ranked first nationally, placed second with an 869 (+5) and No. 4 West Florida was third with an 870 (+6).

Christian Bosso of West Florida was the individual medalist, finishing with a seven-under par 209, four strokes ahead of his nearest competitor. Players from Barry, Lynn, and West Florida occupied the top-five spots in the final standings.

The par-72 Bayonet course was playing at 6,762 yards Tuesday.

UC San Diego returns to action Feb. 4-5, 2019, at the Fujikura Invitational, hosted by Cal State San Marcos at Shadowridge.

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