Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
Hawai‘i Hilo led five other conference teams at this past weekend’s SMU Bishop Invitational.
Hawai’i Hilo men’s golf is the first Pacific West Conference Team of the Week as the veteran Vulcan club led five PacWest squads at the Saint Martin’s University Bishop Invitational this past weekend.
Hawai’i Hilo, who tied for the PacWest title last spring but lost the trophy to Hawai’i Pacific in a playoff, began 2022-23 in impressive fashion.
The Vulcans were fifth of 14 teams at the SMU Bishop Invitational at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. The Vulcans turned in consistent scores of 292-291 for a 36-hole total of +7.
Andrew Otani (Honolulu, Hawai’i/’Iolani School) paced UH Hilo with a fourth-place medalist standing, finishing at -4 (69-71).
PACWEST NEWS AND NOTES
Five of the six PacWest men’s golf teams played in the tournament hosted by Saint Martin’s University. Behind UH Hilo, the next PacWest finisher was Academy of Art in tenth place in the 14-team field. The Urban Knights were +27, followed by Dominican (+29), Hawai’i Pacific (+40) and Chaminade (+58)…ART U’s Giulio Zanichelli had the second-best PacWest round behind Otani with -2 tournament (68-74), and was in second-place after the first day…Chaminade’s Schuyler Peterson tied for 29th (77-72), ART U’s Anson Pan tied for 29th (74-75) and Dominican’s Elliott Nielsen tied for 35th (75-75)…At the NCAA West Region Fall Preview earlier in the week, Holy Names placed seventh of 11 teams and Dominican was ninth.
Five PacWest teams are playing as we speak at the Western Washington Invitational in Bellingham—Hawai’i Pacific, Hawai’i Hilo, Holy Names, Academy of Art and Chaminade. The tournament features 17 teams from across the west and Canada over two days (Monday-Tuesday).
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