Seasiders win second consecutive Mustang Intercollegiate

Coach Bob Owan and his team pose with their championship plaque. (From left to right: Bob Owan, Federico Clausen, Nicolas Herrera, Ryan Acosta, Dalton Stanger and Alex Stulce)
Coach Bob Owan and his team pose with their championship plaque. (From left to right: Bob Owan, Federico Clausen, Nicolas Herrera, Ryan Acosta, Dalton Stanger and Alex Stulce)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Nicolas Herrera led No. 10 BYU-Hawaii men's golf to its second consecutive victory in the WNMU Mustang Intercollegiate at Palm Valley Golf Club.

The Seasiders finished at 12 under par to hold off a late charge by No. 31 Cal State East Bay. The Pioneers posted a final round of 9-under 279, but fell three strokes short of BYU-Hawaii. Colorado School of Mines came in third at 8 under par.

Federico Clausen caught fire on the back nine with birdies on the first two holes and then a birdie on the par-5 18th hole to finish the day with a 2-under 70. Clausen ended the tournament tied for 51st at 6 over.

Herrera continued his high level of play on the year with seven birdies in the final 18 to finish with a 1-under-par 71. Herrera posted an 8 under for the tournament to place fourth on the individual leader board.

Alex Stulce followed up a strong second round with a 72 in the third round to tie for 11th at 2 under, while teammate Jacob Godfrey was a stroke behind at 1 under to tie for 16th after posting a final round of 1 over. Dalton Stanger also had a final round of 1-over 73 and finished at 2 over to tie for 31st.

Last season the Seasiders earned their first ever tournament victory at the WNMU Mustang Intercollegiate, posting a 19 under for the tournament.

BYU-Hawaii will return to Oahu to wrap up its regular season in The Hawaii Challenge Golf Tournament at Turtle Bay Resort beginning Friday. 

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