Cal State Monterey Bay holds on for one-stroke win to earn third trip NCAAs
DUPONT, Wash. -- Cal State Monterey Bay captured its second NCAA Division II South Central/West Regional title in three years, defeating Western Washington by one stroke at The Home Course.
After leading the first two rounds by four strokes, the Otters posted a strong final round en route to a 54-hole score of 10-under par 854. WWU shot a third-round 285 to make a last run for the title, but fell short with a 855.
The win secured an automatic bid to the NCAA championships for the Otters, which will be played in two weeks at the Hershey Country Club East Course. This will be the third trip for CSUMB.
After firing opening rounds of 69s, senior Alex Sobstad shot a even par 72 Wednesday to finish tied for third with a 6-under par 210.
Junior Dylan Jackson played steady golf throughout the tournament, finishing the final day with a 2-under par 70 for a 213 and tied for ninth. He was one of three golfers to eagle the 10th hole.
Sophomore Brandon Hortt finished in a six-way tie for 25th after carding 77 for a three-round total 217.
Competing in his first regional, freshman Anton Rosen tied for 31st with a 218 after firing a third-round 74.
Sophomore Matt Ogden shot his lowest round of the tournament, a 73 to finish with a 222 and tied for 61st.