Sandpiper Invitational: Olson, Licursi Break 4-Year Streak
58 two-man teams competed at Sandpiper Golf Club<br>(Sandpiper photo)
58 two-man teams competed at Sandpiper Golf Club
(Sandpiper photo)

GOLETA, CA (November 5, 2017) - Travis Olsen and Danny Licursi closed with a three-under 69 for a total of 8-under 136 and a one shot victory at the Sandpiper Invitational at Sandpiper Golf Club.

Four teams tied for second, including the four-time defending champions Jordan Scott and Jason Higton, who shot the low final round score (67) but fell one shot short. Mark and Maverick Pavletich also shot 70-67 to share second, along with Andrew Cornell / Robert Hunt (69-68) and Brandon Gama / John Gilles (68-69).

Olsen and Licursi opened the tournament with a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead over two teams: Gama / Gilles and Greg Moss / Tom Gocke. It was the second straight year that they took a lead into the final round.

Last year it was Scott and Higton shooting a final-round 65 to come from behind and win, with Olsen and Licursi finishing third. This year the leaders finished the job.

In the Net Division, it was Ronald and Matthew Fernandez who completed a two shot win, shooting a 65-64 net score.

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A 36-hole better ball event at one California's best public courses, right on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara. Discounted practice rounds available the week prior for tournament players. Championship and net divisions.

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