College Men

Cal goes low, captures MacKenzie for 2nd win

Cal freshman Byeong-Hun An during the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay.
Cal freshman Byeong-Hun An during the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

California held off hard-charging San Diego State on Tuesday to win the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif. It was the Golden Bears’ second consecutive victory.

Cal, No. 17 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, shot a three-round total of 48-under 804, two shots ahead of No. 21 San Diego State. The Aztecs shot a final-round 16-under 268 to cut into the deficit.

Oregon State finished a distant third, 21 shots behind Cal.

San Diego State junior Alex Kang, No. 52 in Golfweek’s rankings, closed with 68 Tuesday to capture medalist honors for the second time in his career. Kang, who shot a school-record 62 in the opening round, finished at 16-under 197, one shot ahead of teammate Todd Baek and Cal freshman Byeong-Hun An, the 2009 U.S. Amateur champion.

Last week, An finished third in helping lead Cal to a narrow victory over Stanford at The Prestige at PGA West.