Cal State golf team finishes 18th at DII nationals

Cal State San Bernardino’s men’s golf team
shot a collective 17 over par Saturday to wind up 18th
in the 20-team field on the final day of the NCAA
Division II Golf Championship at Colonial Park Golf
Course.

Senior Dane Bagnell, playing the final round of golf
in his collegiate career, produced the team’s low
score of the day, a two-over-par 72, to finish in a
tie for 70th spot in the field of 105 golfers with a
72-hole total of 294, 14 over par.

Sophomore Gene Webster, selected earlier this week as
a member of the PING/Golf Coaches Association all-West
Region team, was the highest finisher among the
Coyotes, shooting a four-over-par 74 to finish at 285,
five-over-par and tied for 20th spot.

Junior Micah Burke had a 75 to finish at 290, 10 over par and in a
tie for 45th place.  Sophomore Joe Alldis shot 78 for a four-day total of
303 and senior Bill Clayton closed out his collegiate
career with a 76 for a 72-hole total of 313. A double
bogey at the 18th hole cost Clayton a round of 74,
which would made for a more enjoyable finish.

Despite the disappointing finish, the Coyotes can
enjoy the fact they have competed in three straight
national championships and ranked among the top 20
teams in NCAA Division II in each of those years.

CSUSB finished the tournament with a total of 1170, 50
over par for the event.

Three teams tied for first place at the end of 72
holes – West Florida, the nation’s No. 1 ranked team,
North Alabama and St. Edwards, all at 1129 – 41 shots
ahead of CSUSB – requiring a playoff to decide the
winner.

Jude Estaquio of Florida Southern and Jeff Goff of
South Carolina Aiken wound up tied for medalist honors
at 278 – two under par, requiring a playoff to decide
the winner. Jarin Todd of Sonoma State and Erick
Justesen of Cal State Stanislaus were among five
players tied for third at 279. Todd shot a 66 Saturday
to make a run at the top.

NCAA DIV. II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
@ Colonial Park Golf Course in Houston, Tex.

TEAMS: 1 (tie) West Florida, North Alabama and St.
Edwards – 1129; 4. George College & State Univ. -
1132; 5. Nova Southeastern – 1137; 6. Florida Southern
- 1142; 7. South Carolina-Aiken – 11423; 8. (tie)
Indianapolis and Western Washington – 1144; 10.
Clayton State – 1150; 11. Grand Canyon – 1151; 12.
(tie) Belmont Abbey and Colorado-Colo. Springs – 1152;
14. Grand Valley State – 1156; 15. Washburn – 1161;
16. Sonoma State – 1167; 17. Indiana (Pa.) – 1169; 18.
COYOTES – 1170;
19. Newberry College – 1186; 20.
Bryant – 1189.

INDIVIDUALS: 1. (tie) Jude Estaquio (Fla. Southern) -
63-74-73-68 – 278; Jeff Goff (South Carolina-Aiken) -
67-71-70-70 – 278; 3. (tie) Matt Galloway (West Fla.)
- 73-70-65-71 – 279; Erick Justesen (CS Stanislaus) -
73-68-69-69 – 279; Jarin Todd (Sonoma St.) -
69-72-72-66 – 279; and two others.

COYOTE CARDS – 20. Gene Webster – 69-69-73-74 – 285;
45. Micah Burke – 72-69-74-75 – 290; 70. Dane Bagnell
- 74-73-75-72 – 294; 95. Joe Alldis – 74-77-74-78 -
303; 102. Bill Clayton – 80-80-77-76 – 313.

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