The Seattle University men’s golf team endured a tough day Saturday, finishing in 14th place after the third and final round of the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, hosted by UTEP at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
David Torres (Armenia, Colombia) collected four birdies in the third round to finish the tournament with 13 birdies, tied for eighth among the 88-player field. However, a double-bogey and a quadruple bogey set Torres back, as he finished the final round with a 77 (+5) for a three-round total of even-par 216, ending the weekend in a tie for 19th place.
Ahren Young (Renton, Wash.) earned three birdies Saturday, but bookended his third round with double-bogeys to finish the tournament in a tie for 40th place at 221 (+5) after shooting 78 (+6) Saturday. Luka Karaula (Zapresic, Croatia) also shot 78 (+6) in the third round as he finished in 76th place with a cumulative total of 230 (+14).
Kyle Cornett (Mill Creek, Wash.) was inconsistent throughout the final round, making only one par in his final 11 holes of the day to post 81 (+9) for the round and 231 (+15) for the tournament, finishing in a tie for 77th place. Patrick Sato (Bellevue, Wash.) also shot 81 (+9) in Saturday’s circuit, ending the weekend in 82nd place with a 54-hole total of 235 (+19).
Seattle U combined for a third-round score of 314 (+26), falling into 14th place in the final standings with a three-round total of 893 (+29). New Mexico State cruised to an 11-stroke victory with a final score of 836 (-28), with Martin Simonsen of UTEP shooting 68 (-4) in the third round to earn medalist honors with a cumulative score of 204 (-12), three strokes ahead of his nearest competitors.
The Seattle University men’s golf team is scheduled to play seven tournaments in the spring, including serving as host school of the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash., April 7-8. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Redhawk Invitational should contact Redhawk head golf coach Marc Chandonnet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-220-8511.