Hansen Shines Again For UC Davis in Hawaii

Ben Corfee
 
Ben Corfee
 

Feb. 8, 2014

DAVIS, Calif. - Senior Matt Hansen played an even more spectacular round than his effort on Friday, carding five birdies during a bogey-free round of 5-under 67 to lead the UC Davis men's golf team Saturday during the final round of the Amer Ari Invitational.
Hansen's round moved him further up the standings, finishing him a tie for 24th on the player leaderboard at 7 under. He set himself up for a strong finish after shooting 68 in the second round. The Aggies shot a final-round team score of 1-over 289 and finished 19th at 4-over 868.
Ben Corfee tied for 64th at par after shooting 73 on Saturday, Josh Granger had a 76 and ended 6 over, Luke Vivolo concluded 8 over after his round of 75, and Mike Brockington enjoyed his best round of the week, shooting 74 and finishing 9 over.
Third-ranked Oklahoma State raced to a 12-stroke victory at 45 under, with No. 19 Washington (-33), Oregon (-29), TCU (-29) and No. 24 USC (-29) rounding out the top five. Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge shot a final-round 65 to post a 16-under 200 total and win by a one shot over Jeffrey Kan of USC.
Starting on the 13th hole in the shotgun round, Hansen got off to a solid start with birdies on the par-3 15th and the par-5 18th. He added three more birdies over the next seven holes to move to 5 under. Hansen covered the front nine of the Waikoloa Kings' Course three shots below part while playing the back nine 2 under.
Corfee's 1-over round featured five birdies. He was 3 over on the front nine and 2 under on the back. Brockington's best round had three birdies, Vivolo had five and Granger finished with three.
UC Davis will return to the mainland to prepare for the Prestige at PGA WEST which will be played Feb. 17-19 at the Greg Norman Course. The Aggies host the prestigious event - considered one of the top collegiate tournaments in the country - with Stanford. 
AMER ARI INVITATIONAL
Waikoloa, Hawaii (hosted by Hawai'i and UH-Hilo)
Waikoloa Kings' Course
Par 72, 7,704 yards
Final
 
TEAMS
1. Oklahoma State, 271-277- 271-819
2. Washington, 280-272- 279-831
T3. Oregon, 276-274- 285-835
T3. TCU, 272-284- 279-835
T3. USC,273-280- 282-835
6. Auburn, 274-279- 283-836
T7. Texas, 274-282- 281-837
T7. Georgia Tech, 286-270- 281-837
T7. Stanford, 281-276- 280-837
T7. UCLA, 283-271-283-837
T11. Arizona State, 280-277-281-838 
T11. Texas Tech, 278-282-278-838
13. Colorado, 287-281-278-846
14. Oregon State, 285-281-288-854
15. UH-Hilo, 279-286-292-857
16. Hawai'i, 279-291-294-864
17. San Jose State, 290-287-287-864
18. Osaka Gakuin University, 286-295-283-864 
19. UC DAVIS, 290-289-289-868
20. Cal State Monterey Bay, 295-287-289-871 
INDIVIDUALS
1. Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State, 67-68-65-200
UC DAVIS
T24. Matt Hansen, 74-68- 67-209
T64. Ben Corfee, 70-73-73-216
T94. Josh Granger, 73-73-76-222 
T104. Luke Vivolo, 73-76-75-224 
T107. Mike Brockington, 76-75-74-225