SDSU Wins William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The San Diego State men’s golf team won the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate by eight strokes Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Leading host New Mexico by five shots heading into today’s final round, the Aztecs shot a 1-for-289 to finish at 16-under 848.

It was the fifth tournament victory for SDSU since the spring 2021 season (San Diego State did not participate in the fall 2020 campaign due to COVID). The Aztecs started four subclasses in the five-man formation.

The only other under-par schools on the par-72, 7,546-yard UNM Championship course were the Lobos (-8), UNLV (-6), TCU (-4) and Brigham Young (-3).

Senior Youssef Guezzale (San Diego/La Jolla HS) was SDSU’s top finisher, tied for fifth out of 104 golfers at 6-under 210. Guezzale had a 1-under 71 today, including an eagle on the par-5, 544 yards 18th hole, three birdies and two double bogeys. Guezzale led all competitors with three eagles for the tournament, posting the second-best par-5 stroke average this weekend at -11.

Only Carson Griggs of Denver (-11), Caden Fioroni of UNLV (-10), Garrison Smith of New Mexico State (-8) and Albert Boneta of New Mexico (-7) beat Guezzale ( -6) for the tournament.

First-year student Tyler Kowack (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS), meanwhile, tied for seventh at 5 under 211 after a par 72 today. Competing in the starting lineup for the first time in his career, Kowack birdied six in today’s final round but struggled with three double bogeys.

Second year Shea Lagoon (Jamul, Calif./Steele Canyon HS) followed his straight 71 yesterday with a 72 today to finish tied for 14th at 2 under 214. Lague recorded two birdies and two bogeys.

First-year student Dylan Oyama (Carlsbad, Calif./Pacific Ridge HS) tied for 23rd at 2-of-218 with a 2-of-74 today as a sophomore Justin Hastings (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) tied for 30th at 3 of 219 after a 75 on Saturday.

Compete as an individual, Chanachon Chokprajakchat (Bangkok, Thailand) carded 5 of 77 and tied for 53rd at 7 of 223.

The Aztecs will have a 16-day break before heading to Wolf Pack Intercollegiate at Hidden Valley CC, October 10-11, in Reno, Nevada.

William H. Tucker Intercollegiate
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Full results
UNM Championship Course
Par 72, 7,546 yards

Team ranking (Top 5 of 19 teams)
1. San Diego State…279-280-289—848 (-16)

2. New Mexico…290-274-292—856 (-8)
3.UNLV…284-287-287—858 (-6)
4.TCU…283-283-294—860 (-4)
5. Brigham Young…295-286-280—861 (-3)

Individual leaders (Top 5 out of 104 players + SDSU)

1. Carson Griggs (Denver)…74-64-67—205 (-11)
2. Caden Fioroni (UNLV)…67-69-70—206 (-10)
3. Garrison Smith (New Mexico State) … 71-70-67—208 (-8)
4. Albert Boneta (New Mexico)…72-65-72—209 (-7)
T5. Youssef Guezzale (San Diego State)…64-75-71—210 (-6)

T5. David Timmins (Brigham Young)…70-69-71—210 (-6)

T7. Tyler Kowack (San Diego State)…72-67-72—211 (-5)
T14. Shea Lagoon (San Diego State)…71-71-72—214 (-2)
T23. Dylan Oyama (San Diego State)…72-72-74—218 (+2)
T30. Justin Hastings (San Diego State)…74-70-75—219 (+3)
T53. Chanachon Chokprajakchat^ (San Diego State)…73-73-77—223 (+7)
^ – competing as an individual

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