Cal’s Morikawa sets record in Cabo victory

Collin Morikawa of California claimed a record-setting victory, winning for the third time this season, and the Golden Bears finished second behind top-ranked Oklahoma State in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate at Querencia Golf Club at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

Morikawa, a junior from La Canada Flintridge, posted a score of 66-67-64—197, 16-under-par, which broke Cal’s 54-hole scoring record.

“It feels awesome,” said Morikawa, who shared the top spot in the Wyoming Desert Classic in his previous outing. “This is one of the strongest tournaments of the year and to play well all week made this trip very special. I’ll definitely enjoy this win, but I’ll be even more ready for the next few tournaments and the postseason.

“It definitely wasn’t easy, especially with Matt Wolff (of Oklahoma State) playing solid all day. But, I played to my strengths, minimized the bogeys and waited for the birdies to come.”

Said Cal Coach Walter Chun: “I’m really proud of Collin, but I’m just flabbergasted by his performance. Shooting 16-under is flat out incredible. He deserves every bit of his special moment.”

Wolff was second at 65-68-67—200, while Theo Humphrey of Vanderbilt shot 68-68-73—209 to tie for third with Viktor Hovland of Oklahoma State, who wound up at 68-69-72—209, and Alvaro Ortiz of Arkansas, who finished at 72-69-68—209.

Doug Ghim of Texas was sixth at 69-71-70—210, while John Pak of Florida State totaled 73-67-71—211 to tie for seventh with Mason Andersen of Arizona State, who came in at 72-69-70—211.

Jamie Li of Florida State was ninth at 71-68-73—212, while Garrett May of Baylor shot 72-70-71—213 to tie for 10th with Patrick Martin of Vanderbilt, who finished at 74-70-69—213.

Isaiah Salinda led Stanford with a tie for 29th at 73-73-71—217.

Oklahoma State took home the team trophy with a score of 276-282-280— 838, 14-under, followed by Cal at 281-278-287—846.

“We had a great event in one of the best fields in all of college golf,” Chun said. “We came up short, but that’s just how it ended up. It is nothing to hold our heads down about. We got beat today, but at this tournament we showed not only No. 1 Oklahoma State, but the entire country that we are a team to be reckoned with.

“We did struggle here and there as a team, but we also showed a lot of potential. Overall, we played very well against some of the top teams in the country, and it’ll be a great learning experience for us heading into the end of the spring.”

Texas was third at 286-285-287—858, followed by Arizona State at 285-279-295—859, Duke at 289-288-283—860, while South Florida totaled 293-291-278—862 to tie for sixth with Arkansas, which finished at 296-282- 284—862.

Vanderbilt was ninth at 296-286-283—865, followed by Florida State at 287-285-297—869, Baylor at 299-281-291—871 and Stanford at 290-295- 289 874.

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