Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Drew Robbins
Tritons Finish 14th at Otter Invitational
Release: Tuesday 10/18/2016 

SEASIDE, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's golf team concluded its fall season Tuesday with a 14th-place finish at the Otter Invitational, hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay at Bayonet.

UC San Diego finished the 54-hole tournament with a total of 912, 48-over par. The Tritons shot a 301 in Tuesday's third and final round, their best of the event. On Monday, they went 304-307.

Freshman Hayden Hui was the top player for UCSD, placing in a tie for 27th with a 7-over 223. Hui, who was tied for 13th following Monday's first two rounds, carded a 78 Tuesday to go along with a 71 and a 74.

Junior Mateusz Kucz (74-78-72--224) tied for 32nd, freshman Adam Navigato (78-78-76--232) tied for 63rd, senior Drew Robbins (83-77-75--235) was 73rd and sophomore Joel Wermter (81-83-78--242) tied for 80th.

"The team played better today than yesterday," said UC San Diego head coach Jim Ragan. "However, it was a disappointing way to finish the fall season after we started with a win. We have a young team and a lot of work to do, but we are all looking forward to competing in the spring."

Lynn University, the fourth-ranked program in the country, topped the 16-team field with a 1-over par 865. The Fighting Knights shot 288-290-287. No. 13 Cal State Monterey Bay (870) placed second and No. 5 Nova Southeastern (871) was third.

Chris Crisologo of Simon Fraser held onto his day one lead to earn individual medalist honors. He finished at 8-under par with a 208, going 69-68-71. Nova Southeastern's Richard Mansell (210) was two strokes behind in second and Lynn's Felix Kvarnstrom (213) took third.

Six players finished under par for the tourney.

UC San Diego resumes its campaign at the Cougar Invitational, hosted by Cal State San Marcos on Feb. 6-7, 2017.


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