Cal Ties For Ninth At 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 GolfStat.com.
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