Tritons Open Play at Bill Cullum Invitational
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Playing as the lone NCAA Division II program alongside 12 DI squads, the University of California San Diego men's golf team sits in 11th place following the opening day of play at the Bill Cullum Invitational Monday. The tournament is being hosted by CSUN at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Ventura County.
UC San Diego has a two round total of 591 (+15), shooting a 293 in the first round and a 298 in the second.
The top player for the Tritons thus far is Hayden Hui. The senior carded a 74 (+2) in round one and a 70 (-2) in round two, finishing at even par and rocketing up 22 spots in the standings into a tie for 31st.
San Diego State leads with a 546, 30 under par on the par 72, 6,944 yard Wood Ranch layout. The Aztecs' nearest competitor, Utah State, is 17 strokes behind.
Grand Canyon, the University of San Diego, and Weber State are also under par.
SDSU's Puwit Anupansuebsai leads the 100-player field with a 129 (-15). He shot rounds of 63 and 66.
The third and final round tees off at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
1. San Diego State, -30 (267-279--546)
2. Utah State, -13 (276-287--563)
3. Grand Canyon, -11 (282-283--565)
11. UC San Diego, +15 (293-298--591)
1. Puwit Anupansuebsai, San Diego State (-15, 63-66--129)
2. Trevor Lampson, Grand Canyon (-10, 65-69--134)
T3. Zihao Jin, San Diego State (-9, 72-63--135)
T3. Leon D'Souza, USC (-9, 69-66--135)
T3. Dylan Menante, Pepperdine (-9, 66-69--135)
T31. Hayden Hui, UC San Diego (E, 74-70--144)
T55. Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons, UC San Diego (+4, 73-75--148)
T66. Adam Navigato, UC San Diego (+6, 71-79--150)
T66. Ethan Chen, UC San Diego (+6, 75-75--150)
T93. Jacob Johnson, UC San Diego (+12, 78-78--156)
T71. Kobdech Rodrat, UC San Diego (+7, 79-72--151) (playing as an individual)
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, begin a four-year transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego scholar-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, almost 1,400 UC San Diego scholar-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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