Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself” has become a sports stadium anthem worldwide and on Feb. 8, the UC Riverside men’s golf team was playing by themselves as their opponent Western Illinois pulled out midway due to poor weather during their dual match at the Oak Quarry Golf Club.
UCR completed their 18 holes as David Gazzolo paced the eight-man team shooting a respectable score of 74. Christian Rajcic tallied 78 while the duo of BJ Doucett and Robbie Mamo each fired a 79.
Four other Highlander players scored in the 80s: Ryan Smith (80), Bradley Fox (83), Matt Fitzgerald (85), and Jason Semthiti (86).
The start of the 2012-2013 season was one of the best in recent Highlander history as they finished in third place in both their opening tournaments, a feat the team hasn’t completed since the 2004-2005 campaign. UC Riverside’s season has since gone awry as they have placed near the bottom of their last two tournaments’ standings (19th and 12th place finishes). The Highlanders look to get back on track as they compete at The Farms Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 11 in Rancho Sante Fe.