The University of San Diego captured the team championship and Matthew Manganello of Fresno State took home title individual with a closing eagle in the 16th annual St. Mary’s Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
The Toreros landed four players in the top 10 and posted a score of 275-287-283—845, seven-under-par to coast to their first victory since the 2021 Hoakalei Country Club Invitational by a whopping 16 strokes over Colorado State, which finished at 284-288-289—861.
Host St. Mary’s of Moraga wound up third at 285-293-286—864, followed by Loyola Marymount at 277-297-291—865, Santa Clara at 281-293-294—868, and Chattanooga at 287-294-290—871.
Fresno State placed seventh at 282-296-295—873, followed by Northern Illinois at 289-302-290—881, Texas San Antonio at 295-294-294—883, and Washington State at 293-294-298—885.
Pacific came in 12th at 296-301-292—889, UC Santa Barbara finished 15th at 298-307-299—904, and Sacramento State was 16th at 304-309-296—909.
Manganello, a junior from Las Vegas, claimed his first college title with that closing eagle to card a career-low score of 66-70-70—206, seven-under-par, edging David Rauch of San Diego, who wound up at 69-67-71—207, while Kristian Bressum of St. Mary’s was third at 73-69-67—209.
Following his victory, Manganello was named Mountain West Conference Men’s Golfer of the Month.
Carson Enright of San Diego shot 67-74-71—212 to tie for fourth with Connor Jones of Colorado State, who totaled 68-72-72—212, and Riley Lewis of Loyola Marymount, who finished at 65-75-72—212.
Viraj Garewal of Santa Clara posted a score of 71-71-71—213 to tie for seventh with Rasmus Hjelm of Colorado State, who wound up at 67-73-73—213, while Evan Kawai of San Diego shot 71-74-69—214 to tie for ninth with Tommy Dunshire of Northern Illinois, who finished at 71-73-70—214, Andi Xu of San Diego, who came in at 68-74-72—214.
Rounding out the scoring for team champion San Diego were Harrison Kingsley in a tie for 12th at 71-72-72—215 and Kevin An in a tie for 41st at 71-78-74—223.
San Diego is coached by Chris Riley, a native of San Diego who played on the PGA Tour for 12 seasons and claimed two victories as a pro, including the 2002 Reno-Tahoe open in a playoff over Jonathan Kaye. He also lost in a playoff to John Daly at the 2004 Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla.
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