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Men's Golf Concludes Play at Stanford Tourney

Riccardo Michelini carded his lowest round of the weekend with a 68 on Sunday at Stanford.
Riccardo Michelini carded his lowest round of the weekend with a 68 on Sunday at Stanford.

March 30, 2014

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STANFORD, Calif. - The San Diego State men's golf team wrapped up play at The Goodwin on Sunday, tying for 16th-place with a combined 37-over par 877 at Stanford Golf Course. Despite shaving two strokes off their collective second-round score, the Aztecs slipped four spots after shooting a 17-over 297 during the final 18 holes on the par-70, 6,727-yard track.

Riccardo Michelini (Carpi, Italy) logged SDSU's best finish, tying for the 34th position at 5-over 215, following a final-round 68. The Aztec sophomore lowered his score for the second day in row, draining four birdies, including three straight on holes 6-8, to climb 19 spots on the individual leaderboard.

In addition, Ricky DeSantis (Carlsbad, Calif.) managed to trim two shots off his second-round total after firing a 76 on Sunday. Despite offsetting three bogeys with a pair of birdies, the SDSU freshman still tumbled 23 places in to a tie for 55th at 9-over 219, thanks in part to a double-bogey on his first hole, the par-4, No. 10, and a triple-bogey on the par-5 No. 12.

Meanwhile, junior Xander Schauffele (San Diego, Calif.) was shut out in the birdie department for the second day in row, carding a final-round 78 to finish the tournament tied for 65th with a combined 11-over 221. The Scripps Ranch High product carded 13 pars for the day against three bogeys, but a triple-bogey on the par-5, 500-yard No. 16, his seventh hole of the round, and a double-bogey at No. 5 hastened his descent from the 32nd spot.

Elsewhere, Austin Kaiser (Atascadero, Calif.) also came up empty with his putter, notching 12 pars compared to six bogeys en route to a 76. With his round, the Aztec senior slipped six slots into a tie for 85th at 17-over 227.

The SDSU contingent also featured redshirt freshman Gunn Yann (Pyeong Chang, South Korea), who completed his first varsity start of the season in a tie for 87th at 21-over 231 after firing a 77 over the final 18 holes.

With three golfers finishing among the individual top five, host Stanford (-25) coasted to the team title, easily outdistancing co-runners-up USC (-5) and UCLA (-5), while Washington (-1) landed in the fourth position, followed by Oregon (+3) and UAB (+3).

The Cardinal's wire-to-wire leader Patrick Rodgers took home medalist honors with a combined 14-under 196, winning by six shots over second-place Rico Hoey of USC (-8), while teammate Cameron Wilson (-6) took third.

San Diego State returns to the course next weekend when it travels to the Lone Star State for the Aggie Invitational, April 5-6, at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

The Goodwin
Stanford G.C.
Stanford, Calif.
Par 70, 6,727 yards
Final Results

Team Results (Top 6 of 18 schools + SDSU) 1. Stanford 268-281-266--815 (-25) T2. USC 278-285-272--835 (-5) T2. UCLA 277-278-280--835 (-5) 4. Washington 286-273-280--839 (-1) T5. Oregon 273-285-285--843 (+3) T5. UAB 279-288-276--843 (+3) --- 16. San Diego State 281-299-297--877 (+37)

Individual Results (Top 6 of 91 players + SDSU) 1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford 63-69-64--196 (-14) 2. Rico Hoey, USC 66-69-67--202 (-8) 3. Cameron Wilson, Stanford 69-70-65--204 (-6) T4. Paul Dunne, UAB 70-69-66--205 (-5) T4. Jack Perry, Northwestern 69-68-68--205 (-5) T4. Maverick McNealy, Stanford 66-69-79--205 (-5) ---- T34. Riccardo Michelini, SDSU 74-73-68--215 (+5) T55. Ricky DeSantis, SDSU 65-78-76--219 (+9) T65. Xander Schauffele, SDSU 69-74-78--221 (+11) T85. Austin Kaiser, SDSU 77-74-76--227 (+17) T87. Gunn Yang, SDSU 73-81-77--231 (+21)