Hutchison cards Aggies' low round in Amer Ari final day

Feb. 3, 2018


WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Freshman Thomas Hutchison shot UC Davis' low round for the second straight day, carding a 1-under-par 71 on the final day of the Amer Ari Intercollegiate men's golf tournament, held at the King's Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort Saturday afternoon. The Aggies finished in a tie for 12th in the team standings with an 867-stroke total, three strokes over par.

No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State ran away with the team title with a 47-under-par 817 total. That was 17 strokes in front of No. 14 Texas Tech, and 20 ahead of No. 19 USC, which finished third. USC, the nation's top-ranked collegian, edged a pair of Cowboys for the medalist honor. He finished at 13-under overall, with OSU's Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff just behind at 12-under.

As he did in Friday's 65 round, Hutchison birdied the first, second and fourth holes to stay under par for the round. With a 7-under total of 209, the first-year mathematics major finished in a tie for 20th on the individual leaderboard. Hutchison also became the first Aggie of the year to stay under par for a tourney. The last to do so was Ben Corfee at the El Macero Classic last April.

Junior Jesse Bratz shot even par for the day to move into a tie for 64th with senior teammate Ryan Han. Each ended their Hawaii trip with matching 219 totals. Sophomore Matt Robinson placed t75th at 222 while senior Evan Knight slipped to t94th with a 54-hole total of 227. Both Robinson and Knight shot 7-over 79 on Saturday.

Hosted by Hawaii-Hilo, the 27th-annual Amer Ari played out on a 7,074-yard, par-72 course. UC Davis returns to action in two weeks, co-hosting the Prestige at PGA WEST on February 19-21.

Waikoloa Beach Resort King's Course

1. Oklahoma State, 280-267-270--817
2. Texas Tech, 281-275-278--834
3. Southern California, 282-276-279--837
4. Texas, 279-283-279--841
t5. Auburn, 286-279-277--842
t5. Georgia Tech, 281-275-286--842
t5. TCU, 281-282-279--842
8. Oregon, 287-275-284--846
9. Arizona State, 289-279-280--848
10. Stanford, 288-282-282--852
11. Colorado, 287-284-282--853
t12. UC Davis, 283-289-295--867
t12. San Jose State, 282-289-296--867
14. Osaka Gakuin (Japan), 296-286-287--869
15. Oregon State, 302-287-287--876
16. Pacific, 305-288-307--900
17. Hawaii-Hilo, 302-291-314--907
18. Hawai'i, 308-311-302--921

Leader plus UC Davis participants

1. Justin Suh, USC, 69-66-68--203
t20. Thomas Hutchison, 73-65-71--209
t64. Ryan Han, 72-74-73--219
t64. Jesse Bratz, 70-77-72--219
t75. Matt Robinson, 70-73-79--222
t94. Evan Knight, 71-77-79--227

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