Freshmen lead California to second straight National Invitational title
KK Limbhasut
KK Limbhasut

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Cal men's golf team captured their second win of the spring, and second straight victory at the National Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., hosted by the University of Arizona at the Omni Tucson National.

Cal defended their title in runaway fashion, shooting eight-under for 54 holes while second- place New Mexico finished 15 shots behind at seven-over.

In gusty conditions during the Monday's final round, where winds peaked above 20 miles per hour, the Golden Bears managed to still shoot under par on day three thanks to stellar play from Thai freshman KK Limbhasut and Scottish freshman Alexander Wilson.

Limbhasut led the Golden Bears with a fourth place finish, marching back from an opening- round 75 to shoot 67-71 in the final two rounds. Wilson also bounced back in the wind, shooting 69 on day three despite posting 74-75 the first two days.

Scott Fernandez
Another freshman, Sebastian Crampton, placed in the top-10, carding rounds of 71-71-73 for a tie for sixth finish.

Scott Fernandez of Iowa State won the individual title with his 54-hole total of 205. After opening with 70 on Saturday, Fernandez, the Spanish senior, posted 66-69 to claim the title for his Cyclones by seven shots over George Cunningham of Arizona and Xander Schauffele of San Diego State.

Cal has previously won in the spring, having captured the John A. Burns Collegiate last week in Hawaii for the fifth straight time.

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