UHH’s Yamauchi Finishes NCAA Golf Tournament in 76th Place
University of Hawai`i at Hilo sophomore Dalen Yamauchi fired his best round of the NCAA Division II national championship golf tournament Wednesday at Pennsylvania’s Hershey Golf Club. His five-over-par 76 finished out his run at the tournament in a tie for 76th place after the third and final round.
Yamauchi opened play Monday with a six-over-par 77 to land in 67th place after 18 holes. He fell to 80th place after carding a nine-over-par 80 the next day. The final round 76 Wednesday placed him in a tie with Spencer Biersdorff of Colorado-CO Springs, Central Missouri’s Teddy Jones, Cal State-Monterey Bay’s Matt Ogden, and Wilmington University’s Jerry Temple.
The Waiakea High School graduate finished the tournament with a total of seven birdies, 18 bogeys, and four double bogeys.
Florida Southern’s Tim Crouch won the individual championship in a three-way tiebreaker. He held off South Carolina-Aiken’s Matt Atkins and Western Washington’s Jake Webb. Webb shot a 65 to get into contention on the par-71 course on the final day.
The team competition begins on Thursday with match-play competition. Florida Southern earned the top seed in the team event with a 15-over-par team score. UH Hilo did not qualify for team competition after failing to qualify at the regional level.