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Junior Ryan Vaughan will be competing in his first event of the season in Hawai'i.

Tritons Off to Hawai'i for Final Fall Tournament

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UC San Diego plays in its third and final tournament of the fall this coming week as it travels to Hawai'i for the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Hawai'i Hilo on the Big Island. 

The three day, 16 team, 54 hole event can be followed with live results.

FROM COACH FRED HANOVER
"The team has been working hard to prepare for this special event. It's a very good NCAA Division II field. If we can execute like we have been doing in practice, we will be successful. This is a mentally tough team, so they will handle whatever the course demands of them. I'm very excited to see them perform!"

THE SCHEDULE
• Monday, Oct. 28, 10am PT: 18 holes, shotgun start
• Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10am PT: 18 holes, shotgun start
• Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10am PT: 18 holes, shotgun start

THE COURSE
Waikoloa Kings' Course • Waikoloa, Hawai'i
• Par: 72 (Out: 36, In: 36)
• Yardage: 7,074 (Front: 3522, Back: 3552)

PARTICIPATING TEAMS (16)
(GCAA, Golfstat rankings)
• Cal State Dominguez Hills (NR, 149)
• Cal State Monterey Bay (RV, 23)
• Chaminade
• Colorado Christian (NR, 79)
• Concordia (Ore.) (17, 15)
• Dixie State (RV, 44)
• Drury (NR, 75)
• Hawai'i Hilo (NR, 107)
• Hawai'i Pacific (NR, 107)
• Lincoln (NR, 173)
• Notre Dame de Namur (NR, 182)
• Saint Martin's (NR, 69)
• Sonoma State (RV, 26)
• Stanislaus State (RV, 22)
• UC San Diego (NR, 39)
• Western Washington (RV, 57)

TRITON LINEUP
1. Hayden Hui (Sr., 72.0 stroke average)
2. Adam Navigato (Sr., 73.5)
3. Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons (So., 72.5)
4. Jacob Johnson (Sr., 77.3)
5. Ryan Vaughan (Jr., has not played this season)

THE LAST TIME
The last time UC San Diego competed at the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate was Oct. 30-31, 2015. Also held at Waikoloa, the Tritons (885, +21) placed third of 10 teams and Clayton Yamaguchi (209, -7) was the individual medalist. Yamaguchi recorded three under-par rounds (70-69-70) to top the 56 player field. As the lone team to finish under par, Cal State Monterey Bay (852, -12) won the team crown. Along with UC San Diego and Monterey Bay, other teams in the field that are also competing this year include Cal State Dominguez Hills (7th), Chaminade (9th), Concordia (Ore.) (6th), Hawai'i- Hilo (5th), Hawai'i Pacific (10th), Notre Dame de Namur (8th), and Saint Martin's (4th). 

TRITONS NINTH IN DIVISION I FIELD AT CULLUM INVITATIONAL
Shooting a 1-over par 289 in the third and final round, UC San Diego finished ninth of 13 schools at the Bill Cullum Invitational, hosted by CSUN at Wood Ranch Golf Club Oct.14-15. The Tritons were playing alongside 12 NCAA Division I teams. The Tritons finished with a three-round total of 880 (+16), carding rounds of 293 and 298 in the first two rounds. They ended up just three strokes behind eighth place UC Irvine and finished in front of CSUN, Cal Poly, UC Riverside, and Southern Utah. Hayden Hui placed in the top 20, tying for 16th in the 100 player field. He improved with each round, going 74-70-68 for a total of 212 (-4). Monday, Hui moved up 22 spots in the standings, going from 53rd after round one into a tie for 31st after round two was complete. His season best 68 in round three propelled him forward another 15 slots. San Diego State took the team title with an 824 (-40), while Puwit Anupansuebsai from SDSU was the individual medalist, totaling a 198 (-18).

T16. Hayden Hui (-4, 74-70-68--212)
T47. Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons (+4, 73-75-72--220)
T65. Ethan Chen (+8, 75-75-74--224)
T70. Adam Navigato (+9, 71-79-75--225)
91. Jacob Johnson (+16, 78-78-76--232)
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T55. Kobdech Rodrat (+6, 79-72-71--222) (playing as an individual)

SEASON OPENER 
UC San Diego opened its season Sept. 23-24 in Washington, finishing sixth of 18 teams at the Western Washington Invitational at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. The Tritons totaled 870 strokes, 6 over par, for the three rounds. They shot a 288 in the third round to go along with rounds of 287 and 295 the day before. The team was in first place following the opening round, but fell five spots into a tie for sixth after the second round. Concordia (Ore.) won the team title while Ethan Casto of WWU and Isaac Lee from Simon Fraser shared individual medalist honors.

T16. Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons (-1, 71-72-72--215)
T18. Adam Navigato (E, 69-77-70--216)
T29. Jared Gross (+3, 75-70-74--219)
T35. Hayden Hui (+4, 72-76-72--220)
99. Kobdech Rodrat (+29, 86-83-76--245)

TRTON LOW ROUNDS THIS SEASON
• Team: 287, WWU Invitational (1st)
• Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons: 71, WWU Invitational (1st)
• Ethan Chen: 74, Bill Cullum Invitational (3rd)
• Jared Gross: 70, WWU Invitational (2nd)
• Hayden Hui: 68, Bill Cullum Invitational (3rd)
• Jacob Johnson: 76, Bill Cullum Invitational (3rd)
• Adam Navigato: 69, WWU Invitational (1st)
• Kobdech Rodrat: 71, Bill Cullum Invitational (3rd)

UP NEXT
UC San Diego is off until 2020 when it competes at the Fujikura Invitational, hosted by Cal State San Marcos, Feb. 3-4, at Shadowridge in Vista. 

About UC San Diego Athletics
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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