Categorized | Golf, Sports

UH-Hilo finishes 11th in NCAA DII Golf Championship


Neil Cabico saved his best round for last as the senior turned in a 2-under-par 70. He was at 3-under-par after seven holes before a double-bogey capped his first nine at 1-under-35.

“I really thought I was going to blow up again,” said Cabico. “That’s what happened in the first two rounds. I just made a mistake and it snowballed. But I kept it in check got it back.”

Following a bogey on the 11th hole, Cabico completed the day with a pair of birdies.

“I was working on the range and found my swing this morning,” said Cabico. “I haven’t done much the first two rounds to help us make the top eight.”

Cabico jumped to a tie for 44th place at 11-over-par 227 (77-80-70).

Corey Kozuma saw his individual title hopes dashed when he went 5-over-par on the first four holes and 8-over-par after the front nine. The freshman finished the back nine just one over regulation to finish the day at 9-over-par 81. He finished the tournament tied for 28th place at 8-over-par 223 (72-70-81).

Blake Snyder turned in a 1-over-par 73 with four birdies to offset three bogeys and a double bogey. He was tied with Cabico for 44th place 976-78-73=227).

Chris Shimomura opened with a triplet of pars before the bogeys bug hit him over the next four holes. After finishing the par-3 18th in two shots, he went five-over-par on the remaining nine holes. Shimomura was tied for 79th place at 19-over-par 235 (76-79-80)/

Travis Russell had the up-and-down round of the day starting with bogeys on four of the first five holes, then birdies on two of the next four to finish the first nine at 2-over-par. Four bogeys and a birdie over the final nine holes landed Russell with a 5-over-par 77. He finished tied for 69th place at 17-over-par, 233 (82-74-77).

“Those guys are young and will be in contention a lot next year,” said Cabico.

Chico State’s Kyle Souza (70-71-71) won the tournament on the first playoff hole. He was tied with Lynn’s Daniel Young (70-3-69) at 4-under-par 212.

Top-ranked Lynn University won the title at even-par 864. They were followed by Abilene Christian (878), Cal State Monterey Bay and Central Oklahoma (881), Central Missouri State (885), Newberry (890), Fort Lewis and Barton (894), Barry (899), Columbus State (901), Sonoma State and Hawaii Hilo (902), Indiana-PA (906), Colorado State-Pueblo (908), Missouri-St. Louis (928), Cameron (930), St.Thomas Aquinas.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

RSS Weather Alerts

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.