California men’s golf (880, +40) finished The Goodwin in 21st place after moving up three spots in the standings on Saturday. Junior James Song was the Bears’ top scorer, tying for 46th overall after capturing a 69 (-1) in the final round.
Song’s one-under-par-performance was a tournament low for Cal and his 69 came by way of a strong finish. The Rancho Santa Fe, California native entered his final nine holes two over, but three birdies and six pars allowed him to drop to one under. Song finished The Goodwin with 216 (+6) strokes and finished atop the leaderboard for the Bears for the first time this season.
Freshman Sampson Zheng also put forward his best score of the tournament in the final round, shooting a 71 (+1) on Saturday morning. Zheng closed out his final round with four birdies and tied for 68th with 220 (+10) strokes overall. Two strokes behind was senior Finigan Tilly with 222 strokes (+12). Tilly tied for 82nd after shooting a 75 (+5) in his final 18 holes despite producing 14 pars. Cal’s final scorer was freshman Aaron Du (T97 – 224, +14). Du shot a 70 (E) on Saturday, the Bears’ second lowest round of The Goodwin, improving 31 spots after opening the final round tied for 128th.
“We didn’t play well the first two rounds, making too many unforced errors, but we showed some bounce back in today’s final round,” Alex and Marie Shipman Director of Men’s Golf Walter Chun said. “We’ll continue to work on what we need to, and we’ll look forward to competing at Pasatiempo in a few weeks.”