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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.

Western Intercollegiate

Final Results

Pasatiempo G.C.

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)

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