The Seattle University men’s golf team seemingly struggled through windy conditions in Tuesday’s third and final round and finished in 13th place at the Jackrabbit Invitational, hosted by South Dakota State University at the Primm Valley Golf Club.
David Torres (Armenia, Colombia) maintained a top-15 position in the final individual standings with a 54-hole total of 221 (+5), good enough for a tie for 14th place, after shooting 76 (+4) in the third round. He finished the tournament tied for ninth in par-five scoring at five under par, tied for 17th in birdies with nine, and tied for 10th in pars with 34.
Ross Kukula (Ocean Park, Wash.) shot 83 (+11) in the final round to fall into a tie for 39th place at 229 (+13). Ahren Young (Renton, Wash.) finished in a tie for 57th place as he shot 82 (+10) Tuesday for a three-round total of 234 (+18).
Patrick Sato (Bellevue, Wash.) posted a third round score of 81 (+9) to finish in 67th place with a cumulative total of 238 (+22). Luka Karaula (Zapresic, Croatia) shot 84 (+12), but because of disqualified scores in both the first and second rounds, he did not earn an official spot in the individual standings.
As a team, Seattle U combined for a third round score of 322 (+34) to finish the tournament in 13th place at 922 (+58). UNLV posted the best team score for the third consecutive round to run away with a 20-stroke victory, with the Rebels’ Kurt Kitayama coming from behind for medalist honors with a three-round total of 209 (-7), two strokes ahead of Utah Valley’s Brayden Eriksen.
The Seattle University men’s golf team will next host the Redhawk Invitational Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8.