Albin Choi captures Warrior Wave Intercollegiate
NC State teammate Mitch Sutton finishes 5th
Golf Canada/ Morgan Bell
Published on Thursday, Nov. 08, 2012 09:55AM EST
Toronto’s Albin Choi notched his sixth career NCAA victory and second of the season for North Carolina State University Wednesday, in Kauai, Hawaii.
Choi, a junior at NC State, finished at 10-under-par, one stroke ahead of nearest competitor Filippo Zuchcetti of Baylor, after rounds of 69, 68, and 69.
Heading into the final three holes of the tournament Choi was tied with Zuchcetti but he birdied the par-3 16th to hold onto a one stroke lead. He was the only player in the field to shoot three straight rounds in the 60’s this week.
After posting a picture with the Warrior Wave trophy to his twitter account after his win Choi tweeted, “got it done this week in Hawaii! Team played solid and got my 6th win. Doesn’t get any better than this, #mahalo.”
Canadian Teammate Mitch Sutton of London, Ont., also picked up another top-10 after rounds of 71, 68, and 72. He finished tied for 5th at 5-under par.
The NC State squad ended the tournament in 2nd at 11-under par, seven strokes behind tournament champions Baylor.
With this win Choi now surpasses Wolfpack alumni Tim Clark and Nolan Mills in career victories. He trails only fellow Canadian Matt Hill, who captured 10 tournaments during his time at NC State. The 20-year-old, former Team Canada player, now has 24 top-20 finishes in only 30 career collegiate starts and has finished in the top-10 exactly half of the time he has competed for the Wolfpack.