FAIRFAX, California -- True freshman Daniel Kim fired a 2-under-par 69 for his team's low round of the day, helping UC Davis wrap up action at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational men's golf tournament at the Meadow Club Tuesday afternoon. The Aggies scored 283 total on Tuesday, finishing the 15-team tourney in a tie for fifth place at 838 total strokes.
Kim, who shot a season-best 67 in Monday's second round, overcame a 37 on the front nine with a 4-under 32 on the back, draining birdies on the 12th, 13th, 15th and 17th. He finished with a share of 14th place individual – his best since tying for 12th at the season-opening Falcon Invitational at Air Force.
Senior Ryan Han closed the tourney as the Aggies' team medalist. The defending Big West Conference champion birdied holes 1, 9, 15 and 17 to compile a 1-under 70 for the final round, giving him a 54-hole total of 204 and a split of fifth place on the individual leaderboard.
Sophomore Thomas Hutchison added a 70 in Tuesday's final round toward a t18th-place total of 208. That marks the ninth round of par or better for the September Big West Golfer of the Month, who entered the weekend ranked 65th on Golfweek's Sagarin ratings.
Senior Tanner Hughes added a 3-over 74 to round out the UC Davis scorers in t61st place at 219, while true freshman Natheethorn Teacharuangchit finished his first collegiate tournament with a 75, giving him a 224-stroke total.
Pepperdine won both the team and individual titles. Sophomore R.J. Manke carded a 10-under 61 to overtake Cal's Collin Morikawa for the tournament medalist honor, while the Waves notched a 22-under 262 as a team in Tuesday's round to surge ahead of the host Golden Bears atop the team standings.
The Alister MacKenzie Invitational concludes the fall season for UC Davis, which will resume its 2018-19 schedule at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate in early February.
2018 ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITATIONAL
The Meadow Club (Par 71 • 6,734 yards)
TEAM SCORES (Final)
1. Pepperdine, 270-268-262—800
2. California, 258-274-279—811
3. San Jose State, 269-278-279—826
4. Arizona State, 280-273-274—827
5. Santa Clara, 288-276-273—837
t6. Saint Mary's, 285-271-282—838
t6. UC Davis, 285-270-283—838
8. San Diego State, 287-272-282—841
9. San Francisco, 280-275-287—842
10. Long Beach State, 288-279-281—848
11. Oregon State, 290-275-285—850
12. Augusta, 295-273-292—860
13. Fresno State, 290-280-292—862
14. Hawaii, 299-281-284—864
15. San Diego, 298-289-302—889
Winner plus UC Davis competitors
1. RJ Manke, Pepperdine, 65-66-61—192
t5. Ryan Han, 68-66-70—204
t14. Daniel Kim, 68-70-69—207
t18. Thomas Hutchison, 71-67-70—208
t61. Tanner Hughes, 78-67-74—219
t74. Natheethorn Teacharuangchit, 78-72-75—225
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