PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI, HAWAII — Albin Choi won his sixth career tournament playing for N.C. State on Wednesday at the Warrior Wave Intercollegiate.
Tied with runner-up Filippo Zucchetti of Baylor with three holes to play, Choi birdied the par-3 16th and that was enough to earn a one-shot victory at 10-under 206, the same score he won with at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate in September.
The Wolfpack finished second in the 16-team field at 11-under 853, seven shots behind Baylor. N.C. State shot a 6-under 282 during Wednesdays final round that featured all five players in the lineup posting par or better scores.
Mitch Sutton notched his second top-10 of the season by finished tied for fifth at 5-under 211. He began the day in a tie for second and looked poised to finish in the same position, but he played the last two holes at +3 to erase three birdies earlier in his round.
James Chapman maintained his top-20 standing with an even-par 72 on Wednesday to finish tied for 13th at even-par 216 for the 54-hole event.
William Herring matched Choi with a 69 that also matches his best round at N.C. State, set a few weeks ago at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate. Herring and teammate Hunter Howell tied for 61st at 12-over 228. Howell shot even on Wednesday.
Choi was the only player in the field to shoot in the 60s all three rounds, posting rounds of 69-68-69. This is the third time at N.C. State that he has posted three-straight sub-70 rounds in a tournament.
Chois six career victories is the second most in school history, trailing only fellow Canadian Matt Hill (10).
FLUSHING, N.Y. Junior Hanna Mar will represent the Blue Devils at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships Nov. 8-11 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The tournament is one of the premier collegiate tournaments of the year, featuring seven of the top 10 players from the Campbell/ITA Womens Preseason rankings. Mar is ranked 35th entering the weekend.
I am really looking forward to this tournament, said Mar. It is going to be really good competition, and some really good matches. I feel like I have been playing well in my matches, so I just have to keep doing it and keep using the confidence that I have been able to build up so far in the matches that I have played.