The Seattle University men’s golf team finished in 12th place after Tuesday’s final round of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, hosted by Washington State University at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course.
Once again, freshman Patrick Sato (Bellevue, Wash.) posted the team’s best score, picking up an eagle on the par-four 15th hole as part of a one-over-par round of 71. Sato’s three-round total of 213 (+3) puts him in a tie for 19th place in the final individual standings.
Luka Karaula (Zapresic, Croatia) was inconsistent throughout Tuesday’s round, notching three birdies but eight bogeys and two double bogeys to end the day with a 79 (+9), dropping him into a tie for 55th place overall with a final score of 223 (+13).
Three Redhawks posted the same 54-hole score of 224 (+14) to end up in a tie for 58th place. Ross Kukula (Ocean Park, Wash.), playing as an individual, eagled the 18th hole on his way to a third round 72 (+2), David Torres (Armenia, Colombia) carded three birdies in his first six holes as he shot 73 (+3), and Kyle Cornett (Mill Creek, Wash.) finished his initial collegiate tournament with a 77 (+7).
Ahren Young (Renton, Wash.) started and ended his front nine (the 10th and 18th holes) with birdies, but two triple bogeys led to a final round 78 (+8), placing him in a tie for 73rd place in the final standings at 228 (+18).
As a team, Seattle U shot 299 (+19) in Tuesday’s round, ending the tournament in 12th place with a 54-hole total of 879 (+39). Washington State held on for a one-stroke victory over Cal State Fullerton, while Cody Blick of San Jose State and Blake Snyder of Washington State shot 68 (-2) in the final round to end the tournament tied for medalist honors at 203 (-7).
The Seattle University men’s golf team will next head to Meridian, Idaho, for the Dash Thomas Memorial Tournament, hosted by Boise State University at The Club at SpurWing Sept. 23-24.