Limbhasut takes Kaanapali crown

Arcano ties for 34th; LSU earns team title

California’s K.K. Limbhasut follows the flight of his shot off the Royal Kaanapali Course’s 14th tee Sunday during the final round of the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic.
ARIC BECKER photo

California’s K.K. Limbhasut follows the flight of his shot off the Royal Kaanapali Course’s 14th tee Sunday during the final round of the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic. ARIC BECKER photo

University of California junior K.K. Limbhasut charged from three shots back with a bogey-free final round to win the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic men’s golf tournament Sunday at the Royal Kaanapali Course.

Limbhasut closed with a 5-under-par 66 — tied for the low round of the day — to finish at 12-under 201, one shot better than South Carolina’s Scott Stevens.

Limbhasut started at the first hole and played the front nine in 5 under, capped by a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 ninth, before making nine consecutive pars to claim his fourth collegiate victory.

“I stayed patient today and I knew I had to play smart and make some putts, which I did,” Limbhasut said.

Stevens had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, along with four birdies and four bogeys.

Hawaii’s Justin Arcano sinks a birdie putt on the 16th hole.
MELISSA DUPUIS photo

Hawaii’s Justin Arcano sinks a birdie putt on the 16th hole. MELISSA DUPUIS photo

“It hurts a little not to get the win,” he said. “But I am still really happy with the way I finished and overall a really good week at Kaanapali — the greens were a good speed, you could be pretty aggressive and give yourself opportunities to make some birdies.”

Limbhasut was named the Pac-12 player of the month for October after winning the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, and has played his last nine rounds at 28 under.

“K.K. played extremely well given the pressure of the final round,” Golden Bears coach Walter Chun said on the Cal athletics website.

Kansas’ Andy Spencer (70) finished third at 10 under, one shot ahead of South Carolina’s Will Miles (66).

Cal’s Collin Morikawa, the second-round leader, closed with a 73 was one of four players to finish at 205.

Justin Arcano was the top finisher for Hawaii, and had the best score among the three Baldwin High School graduates in the field, shooting a second straight 73 for a 215 total that tied him for 34th place. Gonzaga’s Tyler Munetake (71) tied for 49th at 219, and Hawaii’s Justin Ngan (75) tied for 82nd at 224.

“I had a tough finish today and struggled a bit this weekend to keep it in play on a few holes,” Arcano said.

“It was fun to be home though, playing at the courses I grew up on.”

LSU claimed the team title, shooting 6-under 278 in the final round to finish at 31-under 821. The Tigers’ Philip Barbaree (70) and Jacob Bergeron (69) each finished 8 under.

“This was a team win for us,” said LSU coach Charles Winstead. “We had contributions from all of our players today and this weekend and I’m really proud of how they all played.”

South Carolina (281) was the runner-up, seven shots back.

Hawaii (297) finished 18th at 890. The Rainbow Warriors’ second team finished behind the other 20 teams in the field, closing with a 310 for a 916 total.

Kaanapali Collegiate Classic

Sunday’s Final Round

At Royal Kaanapali Course

Team

LSU 268-275-278–821 -31

South Carolina 268-279-281–828 -24

California 266-280-283–829 -23

Kansas 277-275-281–833 -19

Houston 275-283-284–842 -10

Georgia 276-285-286–847 -5

Pepperdine 276-296-278–850 -2

Boise St. 275-295-282–852 E

Kent St. 272-297-290–859 +7

Connecticut 279-293-290–862 +10

Gonzaga 287-300-285–872 +20

Bowling Green St. 282-301-290–873 +21

Wyoming 278-290-305–873 +21

Loyola Marymount 287-291-296–874 +22

West Virginia 274-303-297–874 +22

Indiana 276-298-303–877 +25

Sacramento St. 287-303-298–888 +36

Hawaii 286-307-297–890 +38

Ball St. 287-306-301–894 +42

Air Force 287-311-314–912 +60

Hawaii B 303-303-310–916 +64

Individual

K.K. Limbhasut, California 67-68-66–201 -12

Scott Stevens, South Carolina 65-68-69–202 -11

Andy Spencer, Kansas 68-65-70–203 -10

Will Miles, South Carolina 66-72-66–204 -9

Collin Morikawa, California 64-68-73–205 -8

Jacob Bergeron, LSU 69-67-69–205 -8

Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine 66-72-67–205 -8

Philip Barbaree, LSU 67-68-70–205 -8

Spencer Ralston, Georgia 68-69-69–206 -7

Brian Humphreys, Boise St. 64-72-70–206 -7

George Gardner, Houston 68-69-69–206 -7

Trey Winstead, LSU 68-68-71–207 -6

Charlie Hillier, Kansas 68-71-69–208 -5

Keenan Huskey, South Carolina 67-70-72–209 -4

Ian Holt, Kent St. 66-71-72–209 -4

Clay Feagler, Pepperdine 68-73-68–209 -4

Trevor Phillips, Georgia 67-70-72–209 -4

Luis Gagne, LSU 64-74-72–210 -3

Drew McCullough, Wyoming 63-73-74–210 -3

Alan De Bondt, Houston 71-70-69–210 -3

Matthew Sharpstene, West Virginia 67-72-71–210 -3

Michael Perras, Houston 67-70-74–211 -2

Daniel Sutton, Kansas 74-68-69–211 -2

Davis Thompson, Georgia 69-72-70–211 -2

Donny Hopoi, Boise St. 69-72-70–211 -2

Nathan Jeansonne, LSU 72-72-68–212 -1

Riley Elmes, Loyola Marymount 66-72-75–213 E

Drake Hull, Connecticut 70-73-70–213 E

Kaiwen Liu, California 67-75-71–213 E

Ben Doyle, California 69-71-73–213 E

Chase Johnson, Kent St. 68-77-69–214 +1

Sebastian Crampton, California 68-73-73–214 +1

Sasha Wortelboer, Connecticut 71-72-71–214 +1

Justin Arcano, Hawaii 69-73-73–215 +2

Brock Ochsenreiter, Indiana 68-73-74–215 +2

Pablo Heredia Iglesias, Bowling Green St. 68-73-75–216 +3

Jimmy Hervol, Connecticut 73-71-72–216 +3

Cameron Kaneko, Hawaii 72-73-71–216 +3

Devyn Fitchhorn, Sacramento St. 70-73-73–216 +3

Matt Williams, Houston 69-75-72–216 +3

Jake Brown, Indiana 68-74-75–217 +4

David Ganz, Gonzaga 73-74-70–217 +4

Rodrigo Sanchez, Connecticut 68-74-75–217 +4

Daniel Hudson, Kansas 69-71-77–217 +4

Nabeel Khan, Connecticut 68-75-75–218 +5

Bjarki Petursson, Kent St. 68-76-74–218 +5

Roy Cootes, Pepperdine 71-77-70–218 +5

Ben Sigel, Kansas 74-70-74–218 +5

Eric Olsem, Sacramento St. 72-72-75–219 +6

Caleb Proveaux, South Carolina 72-69-78–219 +6

Mason Schulze, Boise St. 72-76-71–219 +6

Justin Egelske, Loyola Marymount 74-70-75–219 +6

Brendon Doyle, Indiana 66-72-81–219 +6

Tyler Munetake, Gonzaga 69-79-71–219 +6

Rodrigue Vie, Bowling Green St. 74-74-71–219 +6

Anthony Cecere, Pepperdine 71-74-74–219 +6

Trey Walker, Bowling Green St. 69-77-73–219 +6

Ash Patel, Sacramento St. 70-72-77–219 +6

Matt Beringer, Georgia 70-72-77–219 +6

Nick Nolan, Gonzaga 71-76-73–220 +7

Etienne Papineau, West Virginia 68-79-73–220 +7

Gisli Sveinbergsson, Kent St. 70-75-75–220 +7

Matthew Carungay, Loyola Marymount 73-75-72–220 +7

Jack Cunningham, Ball St. 74-75-71–220 +7

Ben DuBois, Gonzaga 74-71-75–220 +7

Philipp Matlari, West Virginia 72-74-74–220 +7

Mitchell Kontak, Bowling Green St. 71-79-71–221 +8

John Hilliard Catanz, Georgia 72-74-75–221 +8

Joshua McCarthy, Pepperdine 71-78-73–222 +9

John Murdock, Wyoming 73-72-77–222 +9

Mason Glinski, Loyola Marymount 74-74-74–222 +9

Johnny Watts, Ball St. 71-77-75–223 +10

Michael VanDeventer, Ball St. 67-78-78–223 +10

Avery Schneider, West Virginia 66-74-83–223 +10

Glenn Workman, Wyoming 75-72-76–223 +10

Aaron Lickteig, Wyoming 72-73-78–223 +10

Chris Doody, Kent St. 72-75-76–223 +10

Jamie Wilson, South Carolina 70-79-74–223 +10

Jake Scarrow, Kansas 72-78-73–223 +10

Clayton Madey, California 69-76-78–223 +10

Dan Starzinski, Wyoming 72-74-77–223 +10

Justin Ngan, Hawaii 76-73-75–224 +11

Bryant Falconello, Air Force 73-77-74–224 +11

Tristan Nicholls, West Virginia 73-81-70–224 +11

Papito Gonzalez, Houston 72-74-78–224 +11

Carter Toms, LSU 72-78-74–224 +11

Chris Mogg, Gonzaga 75-79-71–225 +12

Skyler Eubank, Boise St. 70-77-78–225 +12

Jun Ho Won, Boise St. 79-75-71–225 +12

Quintin Pope, Wyoming 70-76-79–225 +12

Tate Tatom, Air Force 70-76-80–226 +13

Samuel Su, Loyola Marymount 75-75-77–227 +14

Zach Iannone, Connecticut 76-78-73–227 +14

Timothy Wiseman, Ball St. 75-76-77–228 +15

Max Rispler, Bowling Green St. 76-77-75–228 +15

Jeff Carr, Sacramento St. 71-85-72–228 +15

Evan Yakubov, Indiana 74-79-75–228 +15

Carl Underwood, Wyoming 83-70-75–228 +15

Trevor Hirata, Hawaii 72-78-79–229 +16

Zak Sievers, Sacramento St. 74-77-78–229 +16

Bryden Salvador, Hawaii 77-71-82–230 +17

Nicholaus Nelson, Hawaii 74-81-75–230 +17

Will Chandler, Georgia 75-76-79–230 +17

Holden Backes, Gonzaga 74-77-79–230 +17

Taiga Iwasa, Hawaii 71-83-78–232 +19

Todd Millard, Air Force 75-78-80–233 +20

Joseph Crisostomo, Air Force 71-80-82–233 +20

Zach Liberatore, Sacramento St. 75-81-78–234 +21

Jack Sparrow, Indiana 75-80-79–234 +21

Chayutpol Kittirattanapaiboon, Hawaii 78-80-78–236 +23

Max Sear, West Virginia 74-78-85–237 +24

Cole Yoshida, Hawaii 78-81-78–237 +24

Andy Germann, Air Force 73-85-80–238 +25

Michael Makris, Ball St. 78-80-80–238 +25

Shane Snow, Hawaii 81-88-78–247 +34

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