Gauchos Finish 14th at Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic

Matt Moomjian (Photo courtesy of Ka'anapali Golf Courses)
Matt Moomjian (Photo courtesy of Ka'anapali Golf Courses)

LAHAINA, Hawai'i - UC Santa Barbara shot a final round 282 to jump from 15th-place into 14th-place at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic played at the Ka'anapali Golf Course in Lahaina on the island of Maui on Sunday.

The Gauchos battled through three rounds against a powerful field and finished a three-round score of 855, 3-over par. Matt Moomjian carded a 2-under par 69 in the final round to finish with a solid 3-under 210, tying for 41st. Moomjian began the day tied for 47th. Brett Bennett was close behind, shooting a 2-under par 211, good enough to tie for 46th.

Brandon Jacobs tied for 59th with an even-par 213. Brandon Bueno (8-over, t-90th) and Justin Sheparovich (17-over, 110th) rounded out UCSB's lineup.

Oklahoma won the team title at the tournament with a 47-under par 805, five shots ahead of Washington, 12 up on UCLA, 33 in front of Georgia and 32 ahead of South Carolina.

Georgia's Trent Phillips and Oklahoma's Quade Cummins each finished with a 20-under par 193, but Phillips won the individual medalist honors in a playoff. Ryan Hall of South Carolina was 7-shots off the pace, finishing at 13-under, while Zack Gordon of Clemson and Petr Hruby of Washington were each 12 back at 201.

The tournament in Hawai'i was the Gauchos' final fall tournament of the 2019-20 season. The team will return to action on Feb. 10-11 when it travels to the Orange County Classic, hosted jointly by Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine at the Coto de Caza South Course in Coto de Caza, Calif.