Zags Climb Five Spots in Final Round
Nov. 5, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- The Gonzaga men's golf team moved from 16th to 11th in the third and final round of the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Sunday.
In the final round of the Zags' fall schedule, David Ganz carded a 70 (-1) and climbed 27 spots on the leaderboard. He finished in a tie for 41st at four-over (217). The senior birdied four of his first six holes in the third round, and ended with 12 birdies in the three-day tournament.
Gonzaga totaled a 285 (+1) in Round 3, the team's lowest round total of the fall. The Bulldogs finished 20-over (872).
"The guys' perseverance and attitudes all came together to put together a very good round in tough, windy conditions," GU head coach Robert Gray said. "Moving up five spots in the final round was a great way to finish of the fall season and a nice culmination of all the hard work the team has put in this fall. This was a complete team effort from top to bottom."
Tyler Munetake tied for 49th at six-over (219). In his home state, he was even-par (71) in the final round. The junior made four birdies and 10 pars Sunday. Nick Nolan and Ben DuBois both tied for 60th at seven-over (220). Nolan was two-over (73) in the final round, while DuBois was four-over (75). Nolan made five birdies on the final day and DuBois ended the tournament going even-par (3.00) on the course's Par-3 holes.
Chris Mogg had his best round of the tournament, carding a 71 (E) in the last round. He had four birdies and 10 pars Sunday. The sophomore tied for 87th at 12-over (225). Holden Backes played as an individual and tied for 101st at 17-over (230). He was eight-over (79) in the third round, and ended the tournament with a team-high 36 pars.
California's K.K. Limbhasut climbed three spots on the leaderboard after a 66 (-5) in the final round to take medalist honors. He was 12-under (201) and edged South Carolina's Scott Stevens by one stroke for the tournament title. Andy Spencer of Kansas was third at 10-under (203).
Twelfth-ranked LSU won the team title at 31-under (821). The Tigers beat out No. 40 South Carolina (-24, 828) and No. 15 Cal (-23, 829).
Gonzaga opens its spring slate at the Loyola Intercollegiate on Feb. 25. The two-day, 54-hole event will be played at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.
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