March 28, 2000
Coto de Caza, Calif. -
Naoya Takemoto shot a 219 over three rounds to finish in a fifth-place tie at the Spalding/Anteater Invitational at the Coto de Caza (North) Country Club Course in Coto de Caza.
Takemoto shot a first-round 73 and followed that up with a 75 in round two. On Tuesday, however, he closed the tourney by shooting at third-round score of 71, his best round of golf since he shot a 68 at the Taylor Made Intercollegiate in Hawaii on February 17.
Takemoto's fifth-place finish helped the Gauchos finish in the upper half of the tournament as they finished in a tie for tenth. The University of Washington won the tournament hosted by UC Irvne.
UCSB returns to action on April 3-4 in the Western Intercollegiate Championship at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz. The Western Intercollegiate is hosted by San Jose State.