April 11, 2006
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - In its final tuneup before the Big West Golf Championships, UC Santa Barbara finished in a tie for fifth with Cal Poly, out of 19 schools at the SMC/Merrill Lynch Invitational. The tourney was held in the rain at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
The tournament team title was won by Lamar, which shot 891 to edge Xavier by one shot. Fresno State's Jason Anthony and Lamar's Oliver Bekker tied for the individual title at 218.
UCSB's next action will be at the Big West Championships on April 24-25 at Tijeras Creek Golf Course in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.