SANTEE, Calif. - A strong third round lifted the University of California San Diego men's golf team to a sixth-place finish of 15 squads at the 67th Annual SoCal Intercollegiate Tuesday at Carlton Oaks in San Diego's East County.
UCSD shot a 294, the low round of the day, to finish with an 896, 32-over par. The Tritons opened with a 300 in Monday's first round and followed with a 302 in round two. They were eighth heading into Tuesday's final round.
Freshman Adam Navigato (Solana Beach/Torrey Pines HS) was UCSD's top golfer, finishing in a tie for 11th with a 223, 7-over par on the par-72, 6,781-yard layout. He went 75-75-73.
Senior Drew Robbins (78-74-73--225) tied for 19th, freshman Hayden Hui (71-79-76--226) and junior Mateusz Kucz (76-78-72--226) tied for 23rd, and freshman James Kressinger-Dunn (79-75-86--240) tied for 64th in the 75-player field.
Hui's 71 in the opening round was the lowest by any Triton during the tourney. Hui and Navigato were among 10 golfers to hole an eagle during play.
Dixie State won the team title, totaling a 17-over 881 (295-291-295), two strokes in front of second-place Cal State San Marcos (+19, 883). Cal State Monterey Bay (+25, 889) rounded out the top three.
Colin Prater of Colorado-Colorado Springs was the individual medalist, carding a 3-under 213 with rounds of 72, 68, and 73.
Cal State San Marcos' Braeden Koran (-1, 215) was second and Elis Svard (E, 216) of Cal State Monterey Bay placed third.
The Carlton Oaks course played to a 76.60 average score, including a 77.62 average in Tuesday's third round.
UC San Diego is off for a week before playing at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, April 10-11 at Turlock Country Club.