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Warriors take third in league tournament

POSTED April 19, 2011 10:30 p.m.

In a two-way race for the team championship, the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors were playing among some of the hottest players in the conference this week at Hunter Ranch Golf Course.

In the end, the Warriors finished third at the CCAA Championships with an 876 54-hole total. No. 12 Cal State Monterey Bay successfully defended its conference title by edging out No. 1 Chico State by two strokes, 846-848.

The Warriors finished ahead of No. 11 Sonoma State (883) by seven shots.

The Otters' total was the low team score at the CCAA Men's Golf Championships since 2001. It is also the lowest score since the tournament moved to Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles.

Tuesday's victory was also Cal State Monterey Bay's fourth straight team win this season, including last week's Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock.

Scott Yeakel won individual medalist honors on the third playoff hole against teammate Oskar Nystrom and Chico State's Kyle Souza. It marked the third straight year that an Otter has won CCAA individual champion honors.

For the 16th ranked Warriors, chasing the two hot teams for the championships was not a reality entering Tuesday after CSUMB and Chico State both had low Monday scores to pull away from the rest of the field.

However, individual top finishers were still in play for Stanislaus leaders Trevor Blair and Teddy Schrier.
At one point, Blair was just two back of the leader, but double-bogeyed No. 7 and bogeyed the 11th. Blair rallied with two birdies on 15 and 17 for a one-under finish in round three for a tied-for-fifth place finish. He was three-under 213 for the tournament.

Schrier ended up one-over par 217 for 11th. Taking an one-over into the final two holes in round three, Schrier birdied the last two holes, including a nice five-foot putt on the 18th for one-under on the day.

Andre Navarro shot a team-best two-under on Tuesday to finish four-over 220 for a top-20 finish, his second straight.

Gary Yoro (227) and J.T. Cockerill (228) rounded out the Cal State Stanislaus scoring.

Both Blair and Schrier were named to the CCAA All-Conference team by a vote of the head coaches.

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