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No. 8 Men's Golf finishes t-5th at Amer Ari Invitational
Feb. 3, 2018

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Freshman Brandon Mancheno tied for ninth at the Amer Ari Invitational, carding a 2 under 70 on Saturday at the King’s Crossings Course at the Waikoloa Beach Resort to finish at 9-under 70-67-70—207. No. 8 Auburn had the second-lowest round of the day to climb three spots and finished in a tie for fifth at 22-under 286-279-277—842.

No. 2 Oklahoma State won the event with a 47-under 280-267-270—817.

Mancheno, a product of Jacksonville, Fla. picked up right where he left off from the fall, placing in the top-10 for the fourth time in his first five collegiate events. He tallied seven birdies in the final round on Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 9 on the front nine and Nos. 14, 17 and 18 on the back. Mancheno finished the weekend with 16 birdies and an eagle.

Fellow freshman Wells Padgett climbed 34 spots to tie for 29th at 4-under 75-71-66—212 and sophomore Jovan Rebula finished a shot behind at 3-under 71-71-71—213 to t-32nd . Juniors Jacob Solomon (2-under 74-70-70—214) and Trace Crowe (1-under 71-73-71—215) tied for 37th and 41st, respectively.

In the trio of individuals, senior Ben Schlottman climbed 14 spots to t-64th at 3-over 77-71-71—219, junior Graysen Huff finished t-81st at 74-75-75—224 and freshman Andrew Kozan t-91st with a 76-73-77—226.



No. 14 Texas Tech finished runner-up at 30-under 278—834 followed by No. 19 Southern California (279—837), No. 16 Texas (279—841), Auburn, No. 3 Georgia Tech (286—842), TCU (279—842), Oregon (284—846), Arizona State (280—848) and No. 10 Stanford (282—852).

Colorado (282—853) finished 11th followed by San Jose State (296—867), UC Davis (296—867), Osaka Gakuin University (287—869), Oregon State (287—876), Pacific (307—900), host-Hawaii-Hilo (314—907) and Hawaii (302—921).

Southern California’s Justin Suh won medalist honors at 13-under 69-66-68—203.

Up next for the Tigers is a trip to Houston, Texas for the All-American held at the Golf Course of Houston Feb. 16-18.

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