See's Career-Best Performance Highlights UCSB's 8th-Place Finish at Sac State Invite

Tyler See (Photo by Eric Isaacs)
Tyler See (Photo by Eric Isaacs)

ELK GROVE, Calif. - Senior Tyler See shot a 6-under par 210 to finish tied for sixth at the Sacramento State Invitational which finished in the rain on Tuesday. See's score and finish were both career-bests during his time at UCSB. The Gauchos finished eighth in the 15-team field at the Valley Hi Country Club with a 7-over par 871.

After shooting an even-par 72 in the first round, See rebounded with back-to-back 3-under par 69s to complete his best collegiate tournament ever. He was the only UCSB player to finish among the top-30 in the tournament.

Senior Zach Smith, the Big West Golfer of the Month in October and February, carded a 3-over par 219 to tie for 33rd. Brandon Jacobs shot a 4-over par 220 and tied for 39th. Brett Bennett tied for 57th with an 8-over par 224 and Keith Moles finished at 12-over par 228.

Cal State Fullerton won the team title with a 17-under par 847, seven shots better than Long Beach State and eight ahead of Grand Canyon. The top three finishers were the only teams to shoot under par.

Fullerton's Jack Dyer claimed individual medalist honors with a 10-under par 206, one shot ahead of Harrison Kingsley of Cal Baptist, two ahead of Hunter Epson of Long Beach State, three ahead of Cal Poly's Tanner Podres and Grand Canyon's Filip Lundell, and four ahead of See and Boston Watts of Weber State. 

The Gauchos will next play at the South Dakota State Jackrabbit Invitational at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder, Nev., on Mar. 8-9.