LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii - Sophomore Nick Swanson shot a final round 3-under par to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 8th-place finish at the presigious Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic in Lahaina, Maui on Sunday.
Swanson's 3-under round put him a 1-under for the tournament, good for a 27th-place tie in the 132-player field.
As a team, the Gauchos finished at 1-over par for the tournament and were eighth out of 24 teams. They finished one shot ahead of Georgia State. The schools that finished ahead of them included the team champion, Clemson, as well as LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Carolina and Florida.
Freshman Brett Bennett carded a 1-under par 70 in Sunday's final round to finish in a tie for 36th-place overall with a 1-over par 214. Zach Smith was 3-over on Sunday and finished 5-over par overall, tying for 60th-place, while Brandon Bauman was 1-over for the day and 6-over for the tournament, tying for 67th-place. Brett Patton was 7-over for the tournament, tying for 72nd.
Clemson shot 20-under par in the final round to edge Georgia by 1-shot. The Tigers finished at -26 for the tournament while the Bulldogs were 25-under. Another bunch of Tigers, LSU, finished third at 24-under par.
Clemson's Doc Redman was 7-under in Sunday's final round and won individual medalist honors by two shots over LSU's Sam Burns, three shots over Georgia's Greyson Sigg and four shots over Blaine Hale of Oklahoma.
UCSB is now off for nearly three months before it returns to action at the Folino Invitational on Jan. 30-31. The tournament, hosted by Cal State Fullerton, will be played at the Industry Hills Golf Club in City of Industry, Calif.