Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Mateusz Kucz is UCSD's top player thus far.
Tritons Ninth After Day One at CCAA Championships
Release: Monday 04/24/2017 

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's golf team is in ninth place following Monday's 36 holes of play at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships at Industry Hills outside of Los Angeles.

UCSD totaled a 620, 52 over par, on the par-71, 6826-yard Zaharias Course (The Babe). The Tritons shot a 302 in round one and followed with a 318 in round two. They were in seventh place after the first round.

Individually, Mateusz Kucz is UC San Diego's top player. The junior is tied for 16th after shooting 74-76 for an 8-over 150. Kucz cupped 24 pars over the 36 holes, tied for the fifth-most on the day.

Also on course for the Tritons, freshman Adam Navigato (74-79--153) is tied for 26th, freshman Hayden Hui (74-82--156) is tied for 31st, senior Drew Robbins (80-83--163) is tied for 41st, and freshman Jacob Johnson (83-81--164) is 43rd.

Chico State leads the nine-team field after carding a +13 581 with a 291 in the opening round and a 290 in the second. Stanislaus State (+22 590) is nine strokes back in second place and Cal State East Bay (+24 592) rounds out the top three.

On the individual leaderboard, Chico State's Kelley Sullivan is atop the 45-player contingent. He is the lone golfer under par with a -3 139. Kelley shot a 70 in round one before firing a 69 in round two.

Matthew Hedges (+1 143) from Cal State Monterey Bay sits in second, while Cal State East Bay's Chad Hall (+2 144) and Ryan Bisharat (+2 144) are tied for third.

The teams play a third and final round of stroke play Tuesday at 7 a.m., which will determine the CCAA's individual champion. The top four squads advance to medal/match play semifinals Tuesday afternoon, with those winners going head-to-head in a match/medal play final Wednesday. The CCAA team champion earns the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships.

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