Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At Alister MacKenzie Invite

Oct. 16, 2012

FAIRFAX, Calif. - The San Diego State men's golf team completed the two-day, three-round Alister MacKenzie Invitational in fifth place out of 16 teams on Tuesday. SDSU posted a final-round 291 to move its 54-hole total to 2-under 850. The 19th ranked Aztecs trailed former Mountain West foe, BYU, by six strokes for fourth place at the par-71, 6,759-yard Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

Sophomore Xander Schauffele was SDSU's top finisher for the first time this season, finishing even par-71 on his final 18 holes. Schauffele carded an eagle and three birdies during his final round to finish tied for fifth-place.

Aztec junior Austin Kaiser also had his best showing of the fall, firing off a 1-under 70 on his final round to jump up the leaderboard from a tie for 32nd place to finish tied for 17th place. Kaiser completed competition with an overall score of 2-under 211.

San Diego State's final three golfers went the other way on the individual leaderboard with Riccardo Michelini slipping from 34th to 45th at 4-over 217 and Tom Berry dropping from 38th to 48th at 5-over 218. Cameron Tennant, in his first outing of the fall with SDSU, fell two spots from 73rd to 75th, finishing 16-over 229.

No. 1 California held off all 15 other teams by completing the tournament with an impressive 46-under 806, including a final-round 273. The Bears also claimed the individual crown with Brandon Hagy maintaining his first place position to win by three strokes at 15-under 198.

The Aztecs will get back on the course for their final event of the fall, when they travel to Hawaii to participate in the St. Regis Princeville Warrior-Wave Invitational, Nov. 5-7.

Alister MacKenzie Invitational
Meadow Club - Fairfax, Calif.
Final Scores

Team Scores
(Top five teams only)
1. California - 265-268-273 - 806 (-46)
2. San Francisco - 270-272-284 - 826 (-26)
3. Colorado State - 279-280-280 - 839 (-13)
4. Brigham Young - 275-284-285 - 844 (-8)
5. San Diego State - 284-275-291 - 850 (-2)

Individual Scores
(Top five and SDSU only)
1. Brandon Hagy (Cal) - 34-32-72 - 198 (-15)
2. Taylor Travis (SF) - 66-65-70 - 201 (-12)
T3. Zachary Blair (BYU) - 69-66-68 - 203 (-10)
Joel Stalter (Cal) - 70-65-68 - 203 (-10)
T5. Xander Schauffele (SDSU) - 68-65-71 - 204 (-9)
T17. Austin Kaiser (SDSU) - 69-72-70 - 211 (-2)
T45. Riccardo Michelini (SDSU) - 71-71-75 (+4)
T48. Tom Berry (SDSU) - 76-67-75 - 218 (+5)
T75. Cameron Tennant (SDSU) - 79-72-78 - 229 (+16)