Coach Steve Lass (since 1994) is a strong player and has competed in three U.S. Mid-Amateur and two U.S. Amateur Championship tournaments. He won the 1987 Southern California Mid-Amateur Championship. Lass is a UCSB alum with a degree in psychology.
UC Santa Barbara broke 300 in two of three rounds and finished fourth in the 2019 Big West Conference Championship at Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, HI. Cal State Fullerton, down six strokes heading into the final round, finished with a 4-under 284 to score an eight-shot win over runner-up UC Irvine. Weather was good was the par 72, 6,991-yard course, where the average 18-hole score was 75.6 strokes.
UCSB's low scorers were Zach Smith, who took third (68-74-74=216), and Brett Bennett, who tied for 12th (76-74-72=222).
UC Santa Barbara placed third at the 2018 Big West Conference Championship.
UC Santa Barbara placed 11th at the 2017 NCAA D-I Stanford Regional, and won the Big West Conference Championship.
UC-Santa Barbara placed third in the 2016 Big West Conference Championship, tied for fourth in 2015, placed ninth in 2014, fourth in 2013, fifth in 2012, sixth in 2011, fourth in 2010 and eighth in 2009.
Academics rank high at UC Santa Barbara, and several of Lass’ players have been named Academic All-Americans.