The UC Riverside men’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 12 teams at the Arizona National Golf Club as they played in the two-day Arizona Intercollegiate Tournament. The Highlanders continued their struggles into the new year as they also had placed 10th at their previous invite at the Bill Cullum Invitational. The final tally for the Highlanders after three rounds was 915 which was 16 strokes back of 10th place Utah and 26 strokes back of ninth place Santa Clara.
Meanwhile, Big West rival UC Irvine placed seventh in a tie with Central Arkansas at 883. The winner of the tournament was host Arizona with a score of 835. They barely edged out UC Berkeley’s 836 by one stroke. The individual winner of the tournament was New Mexico’s John Catlin who edged out host Arizona’s Juan Pablo Hernandez by three strokes.
At the end of round one, the Highlanders were doing great as they stood in the sixth position with a score of 295. Leading the squad after the first round was David Gazzolo with a score of 69.