Oct. 18, 2011
FAIRFAX, Calif. - Matt Hansen shot a 68 after a steady final round that featured four birdies, improving on his second round score by six strokes as the UC Davis men's golf team finished 12th overall at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax.
The Aggies finished at 3-over 855 and placed one stroke ahead of 36th-ranked Colorado.
Hansen remained even through his first three holes, then hit birdies on the 13th and 15th holes to move to two under. He closed out his front nine by making par on the final three holes and opened his back nine with a birdie on the par-5 first hole. The sophomore reached four under with his fourth birdie of the day, then made five consecutive par shots. A bogey on his final hole of the day moved him to 3-under 68.
He finished at one over for the tournament, which was played at the par-71, 6,278-yard Meadow Club, and tied for 42nd individually.
Josh Granger was UC Davis' top finisher as he shot even to tie for 37th overall while Matt Seramin shot 2-over 215 to tie for 44th. Daniel Covrig finished in a tie for 48th place at three over while Mike Brockington tied for 70th in his UC Davis debut.
Seramin played a consistent front nine, hitting par on his first six holes before making a birdie shot on the par-4 16th hole. He closed out his front nine at one under, then moved to two under with a birdie on the first hole of his back nine. Consecutive bogeys, however, took him back to even, but he regrouped with his third birdie of the round to get back to one under. Four straight par shots kept him there, but an unfortunate final hole resulted in a 2-over 73 for the round.
Granger hit two birdie shots while Covrig's final round was highlighted by five birdies. Brockington hit birdies on the par-4 tenth hole and the par-5 15th hole and shot even on eight other holes to complete his first tournament as an Aggie.
Oregon's Eugene Wong claimed individual medalist honors after shooting 18-under 195. He topped Cal's Max Homa by five strokes.
Cal and Oregon tied for the team title at 41-under 811.
UC Davis heads to the Pacific Invitational Oct. 31-Nov. 2 to close out fall competition.
Alister MacKenzie Invitational
Meadow Club (Fairfax, Calif.)
Par 71; 6,728 yards
T1. Cal, 273-267-271 - 811
T1. Oregon, 270-268-273 - 811
3. San Diego State, 272-272-275 - 819
4. San Francisco, 268-276-280 - 824
5. Colorado State, 284-273-274 - 831
6. BYU, 280-277-279 - 836
7. Oregon State, 281-281-278 - 840
8. New Mexico State, 284-281-276 - 841
9. San Jose State, 289-277-283 - 849
10. Pacific, 285-278-287 - 850
11. Fresno State, 284-274-293 - 851
12. UC DAVIS, 280-285-290 - 855
13. Colorado, 277-283-296 - 856
14. Washington State, 284-285-289 - 858
15. UC Irvine, 284-288-295 - 876
16. Utah, 290-284-302 - 876
1. Eugene Wong, Oregon, 65-63-67 - 195