BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
The UC San Diego men's golf team concluded its first tournament of the 2010-11 season on Tuesday, placing 11th out of 15 teams at the 39th annual Western Washington Invitational and the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
The Tritons carded their best round of the tournament on Tuesday, shooting a 294 to finish with a three-round total of 891.
Chico State, which trailed leaders Western Washington and Cal State Monterey Bay by two strokes entering the final round, carded a 287 to win the team title by one stroke at 865. WWU and CSUMB tied for second at 866 after carding identical 290s on Tuesday, while Sonoma State was fourth at 867 (289) and Hawaii-Hilo placed fifth at 869 (285).
Freshman Jacob Williams was UCSD's top individual finisher, firing a 70 on Tuesday to wrap up the tournament at 1-under par, 215. The Fontana, Calif. native, who also carded a 69 in the first round on Monday, tied for seventh place overall.
Williams finished 10 strokes in front of teammate Keith Okasaki
, who carded a second consecutive 76 to finish with a two-day score of 225. Okasaki's score was good enough for a share of 45th place. Justin Gabbert
posted a third round score of 75 to finish at 226, while newcomer David Smith wrapped up the tournament with a score of 228 following his best round, a 73, on Tuesday.
Western Washington's Brian Barhanovich and Sonoma State's Patrick Bauer tied for individual medalist honors at 9-under par, 207. Barhanovich shot a 72 in the third round Tuesday, while Bauer carded a 69. Sam Ayotte of WWU placed third at 209, finishing one shot ahead of Hawaii-Hilo's Neil Cabico, who paced fourth at 210.
The Tritons are back in action on October 11-12 at the InterWest Wildcat Classic hosted by Chico State.