UH-Hilo’s Bercan shoots seven-under final round to charge to No. 3 finish

CSU San Bernardino Athletics Communications UH-Hilo redshirt junior Dylan Bercan placed thirs as an individual and led the Vulcans to a fifth-place finish at CSU San Bernardino's Battle In The Desert tournament this week in southern California.

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. – UH-Hilo golfer Dylan Bercan charged up the leader board after shooting seven-under in the final round for a No. 3 finish — leading the Vulcans’ men’s golf team to a fifth-place finish at CSU San Bernardino’s Battle In The Desert this week at the Rams Hill Golf Club.

Bercan’s 65 score matches four other Vulcans golfers for the program’s best individual recorded round (Nick Mason 03-04, Nick Mason 04-05, Daniel Kitayama 07-08, Jared Kinoshita 18-19). The British Columbia native moved up 14 spots on the final day with seven birdies and one eagle on a par-5.


Bercan finished four-under, one stroke behind leaders Simon Bjorken (Cal State Monterey Bay) and Mateo Quiroga (Georgia Southwestern).

The Vulcans scored 21-over to place in a four-team tie for No. 5 with Chico State, Cal State San Marcos and Cal State Monterey Bay.

Ben Crinella finished just outside the top 20 of the 80-golfer field, shooting six-over for a tie at No. 25.

Florida Southern placed four of its golfers in the top 20 to land atop the team leader board for the win.

UH-Hilo will be back on the road in two weeks to compete at Cal State East Bay’s Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout (March 11-12) in Alameda, Calif., before wrapping up the regular season with the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational (March 25-26) in Turlock.

The Pacific West Conference Championship is set for April 15-17 at Mauna Lani Golf Course.


D. Bercan No. T3 -4 75–72–65 (212) 1 Eagle

17 Birdies

B. Crinella No. T25 +6 75–74–73 (222) 1 Eagle

11 Birdies

J. Im No. T37 +9 76–74–75 (225) 5 Birdies

N. Gomez No. T46 +10 72–79–75 (226) 11 Birdies

J. Sato No. T64 +17 76–79–78 (233) 7 Birdies


1. Florida Southern +3 289–288–293 (870)

2. Georgia Southwestern +9 287–307–279 (873)

3. Western New Mexico +13 299–298–280 (877)

4. Cal State San Bernardino +13 293–296–288 (877)

5. Chico State +21 296–298–291 (885)

5. UH-Hilo +21 298–299–288 (885)

5. Cal State San Marcos +21 291–303–291 (885)

5. Cal State Monterey Bay +21 296–294–295 (885)

9. Cal State East Bay +25 293–307–289 (889)

9. Washburn +25 298–298–293 (889)

11. Sonoma State +28 310–291–291 (892)

12. Stanislaus State +37 300–310–291 (901)

13. Montana State Billings +38 297–312–293 (902)

14. CSU Pueblo +40 305–300–299 (904)

15. Saint Martin’s +46 307–316–287 (910)

16. Cal State Dominguez Hills +49 309–309–295 (913)

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