Tritons Third, Hayden Hui Ties for Sixth at CSUSM Fujikura Invitational
VISTA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's golf team placed third of 15 squads and Hayden Hui tied for sixth in the 80-player field as the Cal State San Marcos Fujikura Invitational wrapped up Tuesday at Shadowridge Golf Club.
UC San Diego, seventh after Monday's opening round when it shot a 300 (+12), improved by eight strokes in round two, firing a 292 (+4) for a 592 total, 16-over par.
Hui, a junior, had a stellar second round as well, carding a two-under 70 to go with his two-over 74 on Monday, giving him an even-par 144 for the tourney. It matched his best career finish and was his third top-10 showing this season.
Junior Jacob Johnson (83-80--163, +19), competing as an individual and not figuring into the team scoring, tied for 75th.
It was Interim Head Coach Fred Hanover's debut with the Tritons.
The third-place finish was the best for UC San Diego so far this season. The Tritons competed in five tournaments in the fall, while the Fujikura Invitational was the first of the spring for the team.
Oklahoma Christian, ranked ninth nationally, won with a 583 (295-288), seven-over par on the 7,008-yard course. No. 8 Chico State was second, just a single stroke back with a 584 (296-288).
Chico State's Kelley Sullivan was the individual medalist after defeating Sonoma State's Devin Gregg with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole. Both finished with a four-under 140 through 36 holes. Five players were under par for the event.
The tournament was originally scheduled for 54 holes but rain on Monday and Tuesday shortened it to 36.
UC San Diego is next in action Feb. 25-26 when it competes in the Bay Area Invitational at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
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