May 19, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Matt Hansen was even for the day while Jonny Baxter tied for 27th overall as the UC Davis men's golf team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Stanford Regional on Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course.
The Aggies, in their second straight regional appearance, finished at 17-over for the tournament, falling short of 11th place by just three strokes. Cal won the team title, carding a six-stroke victory over San Diego State. UAB, Stanford and UCF rounded out the top five which advance to compete at the NCAA Div. I Championship.
Baxter shot a 3-over 73 in his final round, while Hansen's performance put him into a tie for 41st. Luke Vivolo and Matt Seramin each carded 73s, tying for 55th and 66th, respectively. Mike Brockington shot an impressive 68, tying a career-low mark. He tied for 66th, making an 11-stroke improvement on his second round score.
Brockington's third round included just two bogeys, one on the tenth hole and one on the 18th. After his first bogey of the day, he birdied on the par-4 11th hole as well as the 15th and 17th holes to drop to two under. A bogey on the 18th moved him back to one under as he entered his back nine.
The freshman turned in a strong performance, as he birdied on hole two to get back to two under. He parred the rest of the way to finish at 2-under 68.
Hansen's 70 came by way of a strong back nine as well. After bogeys on the tenth and 12th holes, he birdied on the par-3 14th hole, then closed out with four straight pars to finish at one over through the front nine. He birdied the first hole of his back nine, then parred to close out his third round even.
Baxter eagled on the par-5 seventh hole, finishing at three over for the day, while Vivolo parred on eight holes of his front nine. Seramin's final round featured 13 pars and a birdie on the par-4 15th hole.
The regional appearance marked the third team appearance in UC Davis' Div. I era as the Aggies advanced after winning their second consecutive Big West Conference title. Matt Hansen received All-Big West Conference second team accolades while Matt Seramin was an honorable mention selection.
NCAA DIV. I MEN'S GOLF STANFORD REGIONAL Stanford Golf Course - Stanford, Calif. Final
TEAMS 1. Cal, 276-270-269 - 815 2. San Diego State, 282-265-274 - 821 3. UAB, 278-274-278 - 830 4. Stanford, 277-275-280 - 832 5. UCF, 278-279-278 - 835 6. Tennessee, 280-273-284 - 837 T7. Oregon State, 287-269-283 - 839 T7. San Francisco, 273-281-285 - 839 9. Wichita State, 278-285-279 - 842 10. LSU, 282-283-283 - 848 11. San Jose State, 287-280-287 - 854 12. UC Davis, 293-280-284 - 857 13. Southeastern Louisiana, 287-289-290 - 866
PLAYERS 1. Josh Anderson, Pepperdine, 67-65-64 - 196