Gauchos Complete Fall Schedule at Princeville Makai Invite
PRINCEVILLE, Hawaii - Glen Scher shot a 4-under par 68 in the third and final round to finish 4-under for the tournament at 212, helping UC Santa Barbara to a 3-over par 867 and a 14th-place finish at the Princeville Makai Invitational at the Makai Golf Club on Wednesday.
In addition to Scher's 4-under 68 in the final round, freshman Will Strauss shot a 3-under 69 to boost the Gauchos from 16-place at the start of the round to 14th when it wrapped up. Scher's 212 was good for a 28th-place tie while Strauss finished tied for 41st at 1-under 215. UCSB finished two shots ahead of Boise Stae, seven ahead of Utah and eight ahead of Hawaii.
Jordan Epstein carded a 1-over par 217 to tie for 52nd-place. Brett Silvernail (8-over par 224) and Hunter Robinson (9-over par 225) were the other Gauchos who played in the team's final fall tournament of the 2013-14 season.
Cal State Fullerton of the Big West Conference carded a 42-under par 822 to edge Louisville by one stroke to win the tournament. The powerful field also included Mississippi State, which was third, four shots off the pace, and Arizona State, which was fourth, 18 shots behind the Titans.
Louisville's Robert Geibel was outstandingly consistent, shooting 5-under 67s in all three rounds to finish at 15-under with a 201. He won a playoff over Mark Anguiano of Fullerton and Chad Ramey of Mississippi State to claim the individual title. Ramey shot the lowest single round of the tournament with a 9-under 63 in the first round.
In all, 46 golfers shot under par for the three-day tournament and five others carded eve-par scores.
The Gauchos will now go on hiatus until they travel to the Anteater Invitational at the Mesa Verde Golf Course in Costa Mesa on Jan. 27-28, 2014.