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Cal Ties For Ninth At Blessings Collegiate Invitational

Oct 5, 2022
Sampson Zheng's three consecutive birdies on holes 1-3 on Wednesday helped him earn a tie for 18th overall at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The California men's golf team finished in a tie for ninth place at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational after shooting a 10-over-par 298 in the third round on Wednesday.
The Golden Bears (309-296-298 – 903, +39) tied UNLV and finished five strokes behind eighth-place UCLA (+34) at the three-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by Arkansas at Blessings Golf Club. Texas A&M (-11) placed first while the Aggies' Daniel Rodrigues (-11) earned individual medalist honors.
Junior Sampson Zheng was the Bears' top individual finisher, as he climbed four spots into a tie for 18th with a 1-over-par 73 on Wednesday. Zheng, who carded a 5-over-par 221 for the tournament, registered three consecutive birdies on holes 1-3 to overcome four bogeys throughout his final round. He was closely followed by fellow junior Aaron Du, who tied for 22nd at 6-over-par overall and shot a 1-over-par 73 Wednesday.
Four Bears shot even par or better on the front nine Wednesday, including both Zheng and Jeewon Park at 2-under-par.

Place Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
T-18 Sampson Zheng 75 (+3) 73 (+1) 73 (+1) 221 (+5)
T-22 Aaron Du 79 (+7) 70 (-2) 73 (+1) 222 (+6)
T-47 Tony Chen 80 (+8) 74 (+2) 79 (+7) 233 (+17)
T-47 Nathan Wang 76 (+4) 79 (+7) 78 (+6) 233 (+17)
T-54 Jeewon Park 79 (+7) 85 (+13) 74 (+2) 238 (+22)

The Bears will host the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at Sonoma Golf Club on Oct. 10-11. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will feature nine teams. Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament on
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