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Sutterfield Named Coach of the Year in PacWest
VALLEJO, Calif. – Hawai’i Hilo captured the title at the 2014 Men’s Golf Championship, shooting a 301 in the final round to finish at 887 overall. The Vulcans shot the best third round to claim their first PacWest crown since 2011.
For the second-straight season, the individual title came down to a playoff as Dixie State’s Kenny You and Dominican’s Mark Milton tied at 218 after 54 holes and went back to the 18th to break the tie. You hit his tee shot out of bounds and had to take a drop, giving him four strokes to reach the green. Milton managed to overcome the sand trap on his second shot and putted a winning birdie.
You did not go home empty-handed, however, as he was voted the PacWest Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Dominican’s Drew Nelson was named PacWest Freshman of the Year, and finished his first PacWest Championship in seventh place (223). Dixie State head coach Brad Sutterfield was named PacWest Coach of the Year in just his second season with the program.
UHH carried the momentum from an impressive second round yesterday to finish strong on Saturday. Four Vulcans finished in the top-10, earning All-PacWest honors. Dalen Yamauchi was the top finisher at third (219) after matching his second round score of a 1-under 71. Kyeton Little finished fifth (221), with Chris Shimomura one stroke behind in him sixth (222). Corey Kozuma tied for ninth (225) and Christian Agosto tied for 27th (239).
Dixie State held off a late charge by Dominican to come in second place. The Red Storm improved on its second-place finish from last season, as all five players finished in the top-40. Hayden Christensen earned first-team All-PacWest honors with a fourth-place finish (220), just two strokes off the lead.