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Justin Woo, Jacob Johnson, Adam Navigato, Elliot Bunyaviroch, Ryan Vaughan, Hayden Hui

Tritons Return to NCAA Championships for First Time Since 2004

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Following a stellar, second-place finish at the West/South Central Regional in Utah, UC San Diego earned an at-large berth in the 20-team NCAA Division II Championships in West Virginia, which run May 20-24.

The tournament begins with three rounds of stroke play, which will determine the individual national champion. The top eight teams after stroke play move on to quarterfinal medal play with the top four squads then competing in medal play semifinals. The team national champion will be crowned Friday following head-to-head medal match play. 

Action gets underway for the Tritons on Monday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific on the Cobb Course at Glade Springs.

Lynn, which won the national championship in 2018, is back in the field to defend its title.

The Tritons are making their second-ever appearance and first in 15 years. They placed 15th in 2004.

The Championships can be followed via live scoring.

THE SCHEDULE
• Monday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. PT: 18 holes (stroke play) (tee times/pairings)
• Tuesday, May 21, 4:30 a.m PT: 18 holes (stroke play) (tee times/pairings)
• Wednesday, May 22, time TBA: 18 holes (stroke play)
• Thursday, May 23, 4:30 a.m. PT: Quarterfinals/Semifinals (medal match play)
• Friday, May 24, 6:00 a.m.: Final (medal match play)

THE COURSE
Glade Springs (Cobb Course) in Daniels, W.V.
• Par 72
• 7,114 yards

THE PLAYER FIELD
• 108 golfers (100 team players, 8 individuals)
• Each team consists of five players
• Top four player scores count towards team total in each round

THE FORMAT
• 54 holes of stroke play
• Individual national champion will be crowned Wednesday after stroke play concludes
• Top eight teams from stroke play advance to quarterfinal medal play
• Top four teams from quarterfinals advance to semifinal medal play
• Top two teams from semifinals advance to final medal play
• Team national champion will be crowned Saturday following the final

PARTICIPATING TEAMS 
• Arkansas Tech
• Barry
• Bentley
• Cal State Monterey Bay
• Dixie State
• Ferris State
• Florida Southern
• Grand Valley State
• Lincoln Memorial
• Lindenwood
• Lynn
• Missouri-St. Louis
• Saint Leo
• Sonoma State
• South Carolina Aiken
• Southern New Hampshire
• Trevecca Nazarene
• UC San Diego
• West Florida
• Wilmington (Delaware)

PARTICIPATING INDIVIDUALS
• Chase Carlson, Colorado Christian
• Owen Elliot, Shepherd
• Hayden Foster, Southeastern Oklahoma State
• Juan Jose Guerra, Nova Southeastern
• Zach James, Southeastern Oklahoma State
• Michael Marsico, Gannon
• Josh McCollum, Chico State
• Vincent Norrman, Georgia Southwestern

TRITON LINEUP
1. Hayden Hui (Jr., 72.4 stroke average, 23 Golfstat ranking)
2. Adam Navigato (Jr., 74.1, 146)
3. Elliot Bunyaviroch (Fr., 74.1, 126)
4. Justin Woo (Jr., 75.1)
5. Jacob Johnson (Jr., 76.8)
Alternate: Ryan Vaughan (So., 77.2) 

THE TRITONS AT THE NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 12-15, 2004 at Victoria Hills Golf Club in DeLand, Florida
1. South Carolina-Aiken (1,191)
2. Chico State (1,200)
3. Barry (1,201)
4. Stanislaus State (1,210)
5. Barton (1,214)
6. West Florida (1,216)
7. Northeastern State (1,219)
8. Armstrong Atlantic (1,225)
9. Western Washington (1,228)
10. Georgia College (1,229)
11. Columbus State (1,234)
12. Washburn (1,235)
13. Bryant (1,236)
13. North Alabama (1,236)
15. UC San Diego (1,237)
16. St. Cloud State (1,249)
17. Northern Kentucky (1,264)
18. Charleston (W.V) (1,281)

Individual Medalist
J.J. Jakovac, Chico State (77-70-67-73--287)

UC San Diego Golfers
T-27. Brian Duckworth (77-77-77-74--305)
T-41. Joe Dolby (73-79-79-76--307)
T-66. Ryo Yamada (77-75-81-81--314)
T-74. Alan Scheer (80-72-83-82--317)
T-85. Justin Grant (82-80-77-82--321)

UC SAN DIEGO AT THE NCAA DIVISION II REGIONAL

Year Course Location Team Finish Top Triton(s)
2019 The Ledges St. George, Utah 2 Hayden Hui 2
2014 Grey Rock Austin, Texas 16 Daniel Yang T-31
2013 The Home Course DuPont, Wash. 18 Clayton Yamaguchi T-54
2012 Wigwam Litchfield Park, Ariz. 14 Marc Hermann T-29
2011 Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. no team score Keith Okasaki T-5
2010 Classic Club Palm Desert, Calif. no team score Keith Okasaki T-65
2009 Wilderness Lincoln, Neb. no team score Keith Okasaki T-31 
2008 Adobe Creek Petaluma, Calif. no team score Nathan Phan 19
2007 Fox Hollow Lakewood, Colo. 6 Nathan Phan 9
2006 Legacy Phoenix, Ariz. no team score Justin Grant 29
2004 Bellingham Bellingham, Wash. 4 Joe Dolby/Alan Scheer T-8
2003 The Meadows Littleton, Colo. T-6 Brian Duckworth T-10

 

UC SAN DIEGO SEASON RESULTS
NCAA West/South Central Regional, 2nd of 20 (UC San Diego top finisher: Hayden Hui, 2nd of 108)
CCAA Championships, tie for 4th of 9 (Justin Woo, 4th of 45)
UCSB Intercollegiate, 4th of 8 (Adam Navigato, tie for 5th)
Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, 7th of 17 (Hayden Hui, tie for 10th)
SoCal Intercollegiate, 8th of 16 (Hayden Hui, tie for 10th)
Bay Area Invitational, 5th of 14 (Hayden Hui, 4th)
CSUSM Invitational, 3rd of 15 (Hayden Hui, tie for 6th)
Otter Invitational, 9th of 17 (Hayden Hui, Adam Navigato, Justin Woo tie for 28th)
Dixie State Fall Regional Preview, tie for 21st of 27 (Hayden Hui, tie for 7th)
Western Washington Invitational, tie for 15th of 20 (Hayden Hui, tie for 13th)
Saint Martin's Invitational, 10th of 18 (Hayden Hui, tie for 14th)
Sonoma State Invitational, 4th of 8 (Hayden Hui, tie for 10th)

HUI PICKS UP ALL-REGION HONOR
Hayden Hui was recently named to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)/PING All-West Region Team for NCAA Division II. Hui holds a team-best 72.4 stroke average and has been UC San Diego's top finisher in 10 of 12 tournaments season. Most recently, Hui placed second at the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional, pacing the Tritons to a second-place showing and a berth in the NCAA Championships.

HUI GETTING IT DONE IN THE CLASSROOM 
A junior Structural Engineering major with a 3.55 GPA, Hayden Hui was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large First Team.

TRITON DUO EARNS CCAA ACCOLADES
Hayden Hui and Elliot Bunyaviroch were recognized by the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) as it announced its postseason award winners on April 29. Hui was named to the All-CCAA First Team, while Bunyaviroch was tabbed the league's Freshman of the Year.

NAVIGATO NABS CCAA GOLFER OF THE WEEK HONOR
After nabbing a season-best finish at the UCSB Intercollegiate, Adam Navigato was named the CCAA Golfer of the Week on April 17. 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. He is a Cognitive Science major in UC San Diego's Roosevelt College.

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 81 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 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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