SAN DIEGO, Calif. – In an event that featured 12 teams ranked in the top-100 of the Golfstat.com poll, Santa Clara men's golf scored a final round 300 to finish play at the Lamkin San Diego Classic in 13th place with a three-round total of 888.
"It wasn't our best effort," head coach Rob Miller said. "We have a young group and that's what you get, inconsistent play."
Coming off a second round where they scored a 291, the Broncos failed to build off that momentum and had just one player score below par in the final round. Freshman Matt McCarty fired a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to move into a tie for 24th with a 1-over 217 total.
"It was nice for Matt to get a top-25 finish in a field of this caliber," Miller added.
Junior Hayden Shieh carded a final round 1-over 73 and finished in a tie for 28th with a 2-over 218 total.
"We had Hayden and Matt and nobody else," Miller explained. "We can't get anything out of 3, 4 and 5 spots right now."
Sophomore Derek Ackerman was at 5-over 77 on Tuesday, ending the tournament in a tie for 58th place with a 9-over 225 total. Charlie Watson's final round 80 left him tied for 69th with at 12-over 228. Hassan Said also scored a final round 80 and ended with a 233 total.
Competing as an individual, freshman Devrath Das shot an even-par 72 on Tuesday for an 11-over 227 total. He tied for 66th place.
"We have one round a tournament where we have good scores," Miller continued. "We just can't seem to do that consistently."
The Broncos return to competition on April 3 when they travel to the Pacific Northwest for the Seattle Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay.
Santa Clara Final Individual Results
T24. Matt McCarty 75-72-70 = 217 (+1)
T28. Hayden Shieh 74-71-73 = 218 (+2)
T58. Derek Ackerman 75-73-77 = 225 (+9)
T69. Charlie Watson 73-75-80 = 228 (+12)
81. Hassan Said 76-77-80 = 233 (+17)
Competing as an individual
T66. Devrath Das 78-77=72 = 227 (+11)