Oct. 17, 2008
LONG BEACH, Calif. -
The UC Santa Barbara golf team shot a final round 286 to finish with a 10-over par 862, placing eighth out of 15 teams at the Del Walker Intercollegiate at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif.
UCSB finished one shot behind seventh-place Loyola Marymount and eight shot back of sixth-place San Jose State. Colorado State won the team tournament by shooting an outstanding 41-under par 811, 23 shots in front of second-place UC Irvine, which carded an 834.
Junior Brian Hollenbeck, an All-Big West choice in 2007-08, was the Gauchos' top finisher with a 5-under par 208. Hollenbeck, who shot under par in two of his three rounds and at par in the third, tied for sixth-place in the tourney. Matt Grush, another junior, tied for 26th with a 2-over par 215. Freshman Aaron Sherry and sophomore Tyler Weir tied for 51st at 8-over par 221, while sophomore Scott Lewis carded a 10-over par 223, tying for 56th.
Colorado State's Zahkai Brown blew-away the field with a 17-under par 196. He was at least four shot under par in each of the three rounds, and his 8-under par 63 in the second round was, by far, the best round of the tournament. Brown's teammate Dustin Morris tied with UC Irvine's John Chin for second-place at 9-under par 204.
UCSB will return to action on Oct. 20 when it travels to the Sycuan Collegiate Invitational at Willow Glen Golf Course in San Diego, Calif.