BLAINE, Wash. — Columbus State men’s golf team played to within three shots of the lead in the Division II Golf Championship on Friday, but the Cougars struggled with the final five holes to finish third in the tournament.
CSU shot a 294 in the final round and finished at 1,182 over four rounds.
Cal State-San Bernardino and Sonoma State were tied after regulation and played a one-hole playoff. Sonoma State won the national championship with a 291 in the final round. San Bernardino was second with a 300.
Indiana-Pennsylvania’s Gavin Smith won the individual title beating Ferris State’s Kelbi Lee in a playoff hole. Both players finished with a 289.
Columbus’ Steven Paine led the way with a 292 for the tournament, good enough for fifth overall. Kyle Albright was four shots behind Paine with a 296. Andrew Georgiou and Michael Hicks finished in the top 20 with a 297. JP van der Walt rounded out the CSU team with a 314.