Men’s Golf Season Comes To An End In NCAA West Regional
Reigning GNAC Champion Michael Crisologo was the top finisher from the conference at the 2024 NCAA Men's Golf West Regional as he tied for 14th with a three-round score of even-par 213.
Reigning GNAC Champion Michael Crisologo was the top finisher from the conference at the 2024 NCAA Men's Golf West Regional as he tied for 14th with a three-round score of even-par 213.

Saturday, May 11, 2024
by Thomas Lal

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  –  The GNAC men’s golf season has officially come to an end after the final round of the 2024 NCAA West Regional at the University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M.

Simon Fraser’s Michael Crisologo led the way for the conference throughout the regional tournament and did so once again after the final hole as he tied for 14th with a three-round score of even-par 213 (69-75-69). After an above-par day on the par-71, 7,242-yard course on Friday, Crisologo returned to his opening day form with a 2-under-par 69 to close out the season on a high.

Crisologo notched three birdies on the final day of the tournament, including two on back nine where he never shot over par. Across the three days, the senior from Richmond B.C., tallied 11 birdies, the second most of any player from the GNAC, to tie for 14th among the 108-golfer field.

Crisologo’s efforts led Simon Fraser to a tie for 12th with a three-day score of 897 (292-296-291). The Red Leafs carded their best team round of the tournament on the final day as they shot a 7-over-par 291 to close out the season. Brendan O’Brien was the second-highest finisher for SFU as he carded a three-round score of 5-over-par 218 (75-72-71) to tie for 34th. O’Brien’s low round of 71 on the final day of the west regional was also tied for the second-lowest score by a GNAC golfer at the tournament.

Denby Carswell and Ryan Hodgins rounded out the scoring effort for the Red Leafs in ties for 57th and 88th, respectively. Hodgins narrowly edged Carswell in the final round, carding a 4-over-par 75 to bring this three-day score to 230 (75-80-75). Carswell, meanwhile, finished the day with a score of 5-over-par 76 to make his final score 9-over-par 222 (74-72-76).

Western Washington completed its NCAA regional appearance in 20th with a three-round score of 900. The Vikings were led by their own top-30 finisher in Peter Dionne-Yahr. The sophomore from Kent, Wash., matched his best round of the tournament on his final trip through the course as he carded an even-par 71 and finished with a three-round score of 3-over-par 216 (74-71-71) in a tie for 25th.

Dionne-Yahr was followed by Matteo Polla with a score of 10-over-par 223 as he tied for 59th. Polla carded the most birdies of any GNAC golfer in the tournament, notching 13 to tie for the sixth-most in the field. Ryan Ho and Seth King completed the scoring effort for the Vikings on the final day of the tournament as they shot scores of 9-over-par 80 and 7-over-par 78, respectively. Ho was the third-highest finisher for the Vikings in a tie for 91st with a score of 231.

Individually, Northwest Nazarene’s Grayson Giboney completed his final collegiate season with his best round of the tournament. Giboney carded a 2-over-par 73 to close out his college career en route to a tie for 97th with a three-round score of 236.