Gauchos Finish Seventh at Anteater Invitational

Amol Mahal (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Amol Mahal (Photo by Tony Mastres)

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – Glen Scher shot a 2-under par 70 in the third round of the Anteater Invitational, finishing with a 5-over par 221, and UC Santa Barbara finished seventh as a team in the two-day event held at the El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Scher's 2-under par third round score tied for the best final round of the 69 players in the tournament and it pulled him into a three-way tie for sixth overall, five shots back of the individual champion, Connor Campbell of Loyola Marymount, who shot an even-par 216.

Amol Mahal was UCSB's next finisher.  He carded a 16-over par 232 to tie for 31st-place in the tournament.  Marshall Colby and Brett Silvernail were part of a five-way tie for 35th-place with 18-over par 234s.

Long Beach State won the team title by a three-shots over Cal State Fullerton and four over UC Irvine.  Colorado, Sacramento State and Loyola Marymount were the other schools in front of UCSB.  The Gauchos, who were sitting tied for eighth much of the third round, rallied late to leapfrog Santa Clara and move into seventh.

Santa Barbara returns to action when it travels to The Wyoming Cowboy Classic on April 8-9.  The tournament will take place at Talking Stick Golf Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.