Sports in Brief (SIB): Week 1

Men’s Golf

On Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sophomore Pete Fernandez brought home fifth place at the William H. Tucker Invitational.  Fernandez ended the day with a 2-under total of 214 for 54 holes while junior Travis Russell finished 29th at 244.  With a three-round total of 892, UC Irvine finished eighth.  The ’Eaters next stop is at the Bill Cullum Invitational at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley on October 22 and 23.

Men’s Water Polo

Now 11-1, No. 5 Irvine smashed No. 12 UC Davis on Saturday at Dos Pueblos High School.  In the first quarter, Alan Roberston, Jacob Mourer, Mitch Wise, Pablo Carbello, Bojan Hrlec and Kyle Kittlitz scored for the ’Eaters before a dominating 13-6 victory.  Nick Pfeil and Winston Newland totaled two goals each while Hrlec led the ’Eaters with three.  Alex Kazmier recorded 12 saves in goal.  UCI will face Whittier on October 6.