STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's golf team placed 18th of 22 schools at the Cactus Thaw Invitational, hosted by Western New Mexico University Monday and Tuesday at Brookside Country Club.
UC San Diego finished with a two-round total of 590, 14-over par. The Tritons shot a 289 Tuesday, improving on their 301 in Monday's opening round. They moved up two spots in the standings after sitting in a tie for 20th going into the final round.
Freshman Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines HS) was the top competitor for UCSD, tying for 38th in a field of 123 golfers. Navigato finished at even par with a 144, shooting a 73 Monday and following up with a 71 Tuesday.
Freshman Hayden Hui tied for 70th (78-70--148), junior Mateusz Kucz tied for 78th (75-74--149), freshman Jacob Johnson tied for 87th (75-75--150) and freshman James Kressinger-Dunn tied for 113th (81-74--155).
California Baptist, ranked 19th nationally in NCAA Division II, won the team title by a single stroke, totaling a 12-under 564. BYU-Hawai'i was just behind in second with a 565, while No. 22 Chico State was third with a 566.
CBU's Greg Gonzalez was the individual medalist by one stroke after finishing 8-under with a 136. Gonzalez shot 68 in both rounds.
UC San Diego returns to competition at Cal State East Bay's Pioneer Shootout, Feb. 24-25 at Hiddenbrooke in Vallejo.