Aztecs complete second round and then struggle in final round
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April 9, 2017 (Santa Cruz) - San Diego State wrapped up action on Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate. The Aztecs completed Saturday’s postponed second round and then played the final 18 holes at Pasatiempo Golf Course.
Nahum Mendoza III, PJ Samiere and Gunn Yang led the way for SDSU as each of them finished the tournament at 11-over par. Mendoza III and Samiere signed their second-round scorecards with 74 listed, while Yang turned in the best effort of all the Aztecs with a par 70.
The third round, however, left more to be desired when the dust settled. Mendoza III birdied four holes on the final 18, but he could not overcome five bogeys as he finished with a 1-over 71. Yang carded a 3-over 74 and Samiere experienced trouble, posting a final-round 79.
Pasatiempo G.C. was not kind to the rest of the Aztecs once they began the last 18. Brian Song, who recorded a second-round score of 72 (+2), turned in a 76 in the final round to end his weekend at 15-over par. Trevor Norby and Blake Abercrombie shot 74s in the second round, but then followed it with 80 and 75, respectively. Norby finished at 16-over and Abercrombie was right behind at +17.
As a team, San Diego State was 59-over par and finished in 12th place.
The Aztecs will return to action April 21, when they compete at the Mountain West Championship in Tucson, Arizona.
Santa Cruz, Calif.
Par 70, 6,615 yards
Team Scores (Top 5 of 15 teams + SDSU)
1. USC 347-348-355—1,050 (E)
2. Stanford 351-347-370—1,068 (+18)
3. Oregon 353-363-354—1,070 (+20)
4. Pepperdine 361-364-353—1,078 (+28)
5. Washington 355-355-369—1,079 (+29)
12. San Diego State 370-364-375—1,109 (+59)
Individual Leaders (Top 5 of 96 players + SDSU)
1. Justin Suh, USC 68-67-70—205 (-5)
T2. Josh McCarthy, Pepperdine 70-69-70—209 (-1)
T2. Sean Crocker, USC 72-70-67—209 (-1)
4. Maverick McNealy, Stanford 68-68-74—210 (E)
T5. Wyndham Clark, Oregon 71-73-67—211 (+1)
T5. Isaiah Salinda, Stanford 69-66-76—211 (+1)
T5. Bradley Knox, Stanford 71-70-70—211 (+1)
T47. Nahum Mendoza III, SDSU 76-74-71—221 (+11)
T47. PJ Samiere, SDSU 68-74-79—221 (+11)
T47. Gunn Yang, SDSU 77-70-74—221 (+11)
T65. Brian Song, SDSU 77-72-76—225 (+15)
T71. Trevor Norby, SDSU 72-74-80—226 (+16)
T74. Blake Abercrombie SDSU 78-74-75—227 (+17)