Gauchos Battle to 13th-Place Finish at Lexus Classic

Russell Boring (Photo by Steve Chen)
Russell Boring (Photo by Steve Chen)

FRESNO, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara golf team shot a 52-over par 1,132 to finish 13th at the Fresno State Lexus Classic on Tuesday.

The Gauchos were led by Paul Otte who finished at 5-over par 221, tying for 27th overall.  Tyler Sterk shot a 7-over par 223, tying for 37th.

Kei Kita, who was the team's top player through the first two rounds, struggled to a 13-over par final round to finish 12-over par and in 61st place.  Russell Boring also finished 12-over par to tie Kita at 228.

UCSB will return to the golf course on Monday, March 12 when it travels to the Callaway Farms Invitational at The Farms in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.