LAHAINA, Hi. -- The UConn men's golf team made the long trip to Hawaii and returned with a Top 10 finish in the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic.
As a team, the Huskies shot a 10-over 279-293-290=862 on the Ka'anapali Golf Course on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, finishing ahead of 11 teams in the extremely strong field. LSU won the event with a 31-under 821, followed by South Carolina with a 24-under 828, and California with a 23-under 229.
The Huskies were led by redshirt sophomore Drake Hull (Rutland, Vt.), who tied for 27th in the 115-player field with an even-par 70-73-70=213. The result gives Hull five rounds of par or better this season.
Also for the Huskies, junior co-captain Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.) shot a 3-over 73-71-72=216, which included his ninth round this year of par or better, to tie for 36th place. Freshman Rodrigo Sanchez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) tied for 41st place with a 4-over 68-74-75=217, which included his lowest round of the season.
Junior co-captain Nabeel Khan (Westerville, Ohio) finished in a tie for 45th with a 5-over 68-75-75=218, which included his first sub-70 round of the season, while redshirt sophomore Zach Iannone (Hamden, Conn.) finished in a tie for 92nd place with a 14-over 76-78-73=227.
UConn senior Sasha Wortelboer (Geneva, Switzerland) had the best finish of 10 players playing as individuals, finishing in a tie for 31st place with a 1-over 71-72-71=214, which included his first two rounds of par or better this year.
The Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic was the fifth and final competition on UConn's fall schedule. The Huskies will be idle until February 5-6, when they travel to Goodyear, Ariz., to play in the Loyola Intercollegiate.