The Seattle University men’s golf tried to win its second straight Cypress Ridge Match Play title Friday, but fell by two points to CSU Bakersfield in the championship match held at Cypress Ridge Golf Club in Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Losing to CSU Bakersfield 3.5 to 1.5, the Redhawks tallied points in just two matches during the final round. David Torres (Armenia, Colombia) claimed a whole point for SU, winning his No. 5 match 1UP over Daniel Richardson of the Roadrunners. The other half-point came from a halved match in the first position, where Rob Seibly (Spokane, Wash.) tied with CSU Bakersfield’s Chase Goodvin.
In the fourth position, Colter Morton (Pocatello, Idaho) and Dylan Lym found themselves tied after the regulation 18 holes, but Lym beat out Morton on the 20th hole of the match and took the match’s entire point. The Roadrunners gained another point in the next match to finish, the third match of the day where Jordan Beals (Enumclaw, Wash.) lost 2&1 to Matt Hammons.
Will Holdridge (Lynden, Wash.) played all 18 holes in his match in the second position against Patrick Bell, losing 1UP. The loss clinched the match and the tournament title for CSU Bakersfield, the school’s first win in a Division I tournament.
The Redhawks have just one more tune-up before the WAC Championship, the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. The ASU Thunderbird Invitational is a stroke play event and will be held at Karsten Golf Club in Tempe, Ariz. April 5-7.