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Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At Alister MacKenzie Invite

The Aztecs finished in fifth place at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational on Tuesday.
The Aztecs finished in fifth place at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational on Tuesday.

Oct. 16, 2012

FAIRFAX, Calif. - The San Diego State men's golf team completed the two-day, three-round Alister MacKenzie Invitational in fifth place out of 16 teams on Tuesday. SDSU posted a final-round 291 to move its 54-hole total to 2-under 850. The 19th ranked Aztecs trailed former Mountain West foe, BYU, by six strokes for fourth place at the par-71, 6,759-yard Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

Sophomore Xander Schauffele was SDSU's top finisher for the first time this season, finishing even par-71 on his final 18 holes. Schauffele carded an eagle and three birdies during his final round to finish tied for fifth-place.

Aztec junior Austin Kaiser also had his best showing of the fall, firing off a 1-under 70 on his final round to jump up the leaderboard from a tie for 32nd place to finish tied for 17th place. Kaiser completed competition with an overall score of 2-under 211.

San Diego State's final three golfers went the other way on the individual leaderboard with Riccardo Michelini slipping from 34th to 45th at 4-over 217 and Tom Berry dropping from 38th to 48th at 5-over 218. Cameron Tennant, in his first outing of the fall with SDSU, fell two spots from 73rd to 75th, finishing 16-over 229.

No. 1 California held off all 15 other teams by completing the tournament with an impressive 46-under 806, including a final-round 273. The Bears also claimed the individual crown with Brandon Hagy maintaining his first place position to win by three strokes at 15-under 198.

The Aztecs will get back on the course for their final event of the fall, when they travel to Hawaii to participate in the St. Regis Princeville Warrior-Wave Invitational, Nov. 5-7.

Alister MacKenzie Invitational
Meadow Club - Fairfax, Calif.
Final Scores

Team Scores
(Top five teams only)
1. California - 265-268-273 - 806 (-46)
2. San Francisco - 270-272-284 - 826 (-26)
3. Colorado State - 279-280-280 - 839 (-13)
4. Brigham Young - 275-284-285 - 844 (-8)
5. San Diego State - 284-275-291 - 850 (-2)

Individual Scores
(Top five and SDSU only)
1. Brandon Hagy (Cal) - 34-32-72 - 198 (-15)
2. Taylor Travis (SF) - 66-65-70 - 201 (-12)
T3. Zachary Blair (BYU) - 69-66-68 - 203 (-10)
Joel Stalter (Cal) - 70-65-68 - 203 (-10)
T5. Xander Schauffele (SDSU) - 68-65-71 - 204 (-9)
T17. Austin Kaiser (SDSU) - 69-72-70 - 211 (-2)
T45. Riccardo Michelini (SDSU) - 71-71-75 (+4)
T48. Tom Berry (SDSU) - 76-67-75 - 218 (+5)
T75. Cameron Tennant (SDSU) - 79-72-78 - 229 (+16)