Playing in their first tournament since early November, the Tritons looked sharp, carding rounds of 319 and 301 on Monday and a strong 304 in windy conditions in the final round on Tuesday. UCSD finished with an overall total of +60, 924, coming in nine strokes behind host and third place Cal State San Marcos.
Freshman Jay Lim led the way for the Tritons, finishing with a final tally of +12, 228. The La Canada native carded rounds of 82, 71 and 75 on the par-72, 7,002-yard layout, claiming a share of 15th place.
Lim finished two strokes in front of teammate Lewis Simon, who wrapped up the competition with a 230 following rounds of 79, 76 and 75. His score was good enough for a share of 18th place. Jacob Williams had the next highest finish for UCSD, posting a three-round total of 233 (80-74-79), while Skyler Mednick rounded out the scoring for the Tritons at 238 (83-80-75).
Williams finished in a tie for 28th place, while Mednick claimed a share of 34th place.
Led by the strong play of Ryan Ellerbrook, Point Loma Nazarene won the tournament title with a final score of +26, 890. The Sea Lions carded rounds of 297, 292 and 301 to run away from the rest of the field. Victoria (BC) finished second at +40, 904 (308, 289, 307), followed by CSUSM in third at +51, 915 (304, 301, 310).
Ellerbrook finished at -2, 214 to claim individual medalist honors, posting rounds of 69, 73 and 72. Thane Ringler of The Master's College finished second at +1, 217 (74-72-71), followed by Victoria's Darren Hupfer in third at 218 (74-68-76).
Head coach Mike Wydra and the Tritons will be back in action next week when they take part in the 2012 San Diego Intercollegiate February 13-14 at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista.