PRINCEVILLE — Robert Geibel of Louisville snuck through the back door Wednesday during the final round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational golf tournament.
Leaving the Princeville Makai Golf Club tied for third following a 5-under par 67 on Tuesday, Geibel was in the midst of a battle for first place between Mark Anguiano of CSU Fullerton and Chad Ramey of Mississippi State.
Ramey led early Monday with a 9-under 63, and following a 4-under 68 on Tuesday was tied with Anguiano for first.
Anguiano opened the tournament with a 7-under par 65 on Monday and followed it with a 6-under 66 on Tuesday.
Following a series of lead exchanges, Anguiano and Ramey both finished at 2-under par 70 to remain tied for the lead.
Geibel, in the meantime, worked the course to finish 5-under par to create a three-way tie for the lead with a three-round 201.
Behind the leading trio, Brett Patterson of Middle Tennessee State fired one of the best rounds of the day, a 7-under par 65, to finish in fourth place with a three-round 203.
Patterson shared low score honors with Ryan Tetrault of CSU Fullerton, who also finished with a 7-under 65 to help the Titans clinch top team honors.
Following lead exchanges with Louisville throughout Wednesday, the CSU Fullerton team hung on to claim the title with a total 822 (272-274-276), just a stroke ahead of Louisville, which finished at 823 (275-275-273), aided by the play of Robin Sciot-Siegrist (66), Geibel (67) and J.D. Lehman (68).
Titans contributing to the Fullerton victory include Josh Park (72-69-69-210), Corey Gard (70-69-72-211) and Kyle De Silva (67-74-76-217).
Host Hawaii finished in 17th and 18th places with team scores of 875 (294-292-289) and 882 (292-298-292), respectively.
Individually, Hawaii rookie Skye Inakoshi posted the best tournament round for the Warriors at 213 (71-73-69) followed by Brian Lee at 215 (66-74-75).
Kauai native, Justin “Pono” Tokioka finished at 232 (79-76-77).
The University of Hawaii Warrior men’s golf team returns to Kauai Feb. 19-21 when it hosts the John A. Burns Invitational golf tournament at the Wailua Golf Course.
The Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational opened Monday featuring 18 NCAA Division I collegiate golf teams, including CSU Fullerton, Louisville, Mississippi State, Arizona State, San Francisco, Mississippi, Middle Tennessee State, Idaho, Baylor, East Tennessee State University, San Diego, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, Boise State, Utah, and host Hawaii fielding two teams playing on the par 72 course at 7,223 yards.
Title sponsors include the Princeville Makai Golf Club, The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Wyndham Resorts and First Hawaiian Bank.
Visit www.hawaiiathletics.com for more information.