UC Santa Barbara wins Pro Compression title

UC Santa Barbara placed three players in the top five of the individual standings and won the Pro Compression Invitational at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe by nine strokes over Wichita State.

The Gauchos claimed their second victory of the season with a score of 279-278-295–852, 12-under-par, while Wichita State finished at 286-289-286–861.

“We had really great playing for two and a half rounds on the most difficult course we will play all year,” Coach Steve Lass of UC Santa Barbara said. “We struggled over the final nine holes, but still hung on to win easily.”

Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was third at 295-290-291–876, followed by UC Irvine at 300-290-292–882, Seattle at 297-294-297–888 and Loyola Marymount at 286-298-305–889.

Sacramento State was seventh at 297-295-299–891, followed by University of San Diego at 302-296-297–895, Boise State at 295-301-303–899 and Western Carolina at 296-304-307–907.

UC Riverside was 11th at 306-311-317–934.

Yannick Emmert of Wichita State claimed the individual title at 63-72-68–203, 13-under, followed by Aaron Beverly of Sacramento State at 66-70-72–208, while Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara shot 66-68-76–210 to tie for third with teammate Brett Bennett, who finished at 68-70-72–210.

Willy Moffly of UC Santa Barbara was fifth at 72-69-71–212, followed by Gage Ihrig of Wichita State at 68-74-71–213 and Justin De Los Santos of Cal Poly at 72-69-73–214.

David Kim of UC Irvine totaled 75-71-69–215 to tie for eighth with Justin Egelske of Loyola Marymount, who wound up at 68-73-74–215, and Grady Smith of Cal Poly, who came in at 67-74-74–215.

Nick Baines led San Diego in a tie for 11th at 72-69-75–216.

Rounding out the UC Santa Barbara scoring were Brandon Bauman in a tie for 15th at 73-71-76–220 and Tyler See in a tie for 55th at 78-77-83–238 .

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