EL CAJON, Calif. The Army golf team wrapped up its fall season with three consistent rounds at the Sycuan Collegiate Invitational, Monday and Tuesday at the Willow Glen Golf Course, a par-72, 6,687-yard layout.
Playing against the best competition it has faced this fall, with the deepest field, on a challenging course, Army put together rounds of 299-302-302 to finish at 903.
Colorado State won the event with a 27-under-par total of 837, one stroke in front of UC Santa Barbara. San Diego was one stroke back at 839 with Denver and Washington State rounding out the top five. The top nine teams all finished under par.
Dustin Garza of Wichita State won the event, thanks to an 11-under-par 61 during the second round. Garza shot a 71 in the first round and a 68 in the final round to finish at 200, 16 strokes under par.
Sophomore Matt Krembel was Army’s top finisher in a tie for 11th. Krembel shot back-to-back 69s on Monday and concluded his tournament with a one-over-par 73. His 211 total was five-under-par and his second-best collegiate score.
Senior Sam Walenz strung together rounds of 77-78-75 to finish in a tie for 103rd at 230 with classmate Adam Renfroe two strokes back following scores of 76-76-80. Freshman Zach Garrison was tied for 107th with a 233 that included scores of 77-79-77. Freshman William Park was tied for 111th, shooting 78-80-77 for a two-day total of 235.
Army will enjoy a brief respite and is scheduled to compete next at the Carlton Oaks Collegiate in Santee, Calif., on Feb. 16-17.
Sycuan Collegiate Invitational
Willow Glen Golf Course, par 72
1. Colorado State 280-276-281--837
2. UC Santa Barbara 289-276-273838
3. San Diego 276-274-289-839
4. Denver 284-277-280841
5. Washington State 290-273-285848
6. San Diego State 290-275-287852
7. Wichita State 288-275-290853
t8. Fresno State 289-291-281861
t8. San Jose State 293-284-284861
10. Loyola Marymount 295-281-291867
11. Arkansas State 287-294-287868
12. Air Force Academy 296-285-294875
t13. Wyoming 291-296-294881
t13. Yale 292-287-302881
15. Idaho 288-292-302882
16. George Mason 301-293-298892
17. Texas El Paso 303-300-291894
18. Hawaii 298-298-298894
19. UC Riverside 300-287-311898
20. Army 299-302-302--903
T11 Matt Krembel 69-69-73211
T103 Sam Walenz 77-78-75230
T105 Adam Renfroe 76-76-80230
T107 Zach Garrison 77-79-77--233
T111 William Park 78-80-77--235