American College Golf Guide
University of California, Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Men's Golf Program
I.C.A. Building, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California 93106
Organizations: NCAA Div I
Conferences: Big West

Golf Scholarships: Yes Yes
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes


Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
50K - 100K Public 1909 20,600 47% M - 53% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 14,472 $ 42,486 $ 15,673
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 2017 - 2018 Tournaments
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Nick Watney Invitational 10/02/2017 season Sunnyside C.C. Fresno CA 7
2 Bill Cullum Invitational 10/16/2017 season Wood Ranch Golf Club Simi Valley CA 2
3 Saint Mary’s Invitational 11/06/2017 season Poppy Hills G.C. PebbleBeach, CA 14
4 Waves Challenge 01/29/2018 season Saticoy C.C. Somis, CA 2
5 John Burns Intercollegiate 02/15/2018 season Wailua GC Lihue HI 16
6 Sacramento State Invitational 03/05/2018 season Valley Hi CC Elk Grove CA 4
7 Jackrabbit Invitational 03/09/2018 season Boulder Creek G.C. BoulderCity, NV 4
8 Seattle U. Redhawk Invite 04/02/2018 season Chambers Bay G.C. WA 2
9 Geiberger Invitational 04/09/2018 season PGA West Nicklaus Course La Quinta CA 5
10 OGIO UC Santa Barbara Collegia 04/16/2018 season Sandpiper GC Santa BarbaraCA 1
11 Big West Men’s Championship 04/29/2018 conf Industry Hills G.C. CityofIndustry 3
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 2018 - 2019 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Nick Watney Invitational 10/01/2018 season Dragonfly G.C. Fresno CA 3
2 Bill Cullum Invitational 10/15/2018 season Wood Ranch Golf Club Simi Valley CA 3
3 Visit Stockton Pacific Invite 10/25/2018 season Stockton Golf & C.C. Stockton CA 7
4 UC Irvine Invitational 02/11/2019 season Big Canyon C.C. Newport BeachCA 5
5 John Burns Intercollegiate 02/21/2019 season Wailua GC Lihue HI 16
6 Sacramento State Invitational 03/04/2019 season Valley Hi CC Elk Grove CA 8
7 Jackrabbit Invitational 03/08/2019 season Boulder Creek G.C. BoulderCity NV 4
8 Wyoming Cowboy Classic 04/08/2019 season Whirlwind G.C. Chandler AZ 14
9 UC Santa Barbara Collegiate 04/15/2019 season Sandpiper GC Santa BarbaraCA 1
10 Big West Men’s Championship 04/29/2019 conf Wailua G.C. Kauai HI 4
Head Coach: Steve Lass
Office Phone: 805-893-4587
Fax: 805-893-5551
Email: steve.lass@athletics.ucsb.edu

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.
 

Facilities:
Team Home Course: Sandpiper Golf Course and Ranch San Marcos
Other Area Courses: Valley Club of Montecito Bay, Birnam Wood CC, La Cumbre CC, Alisal Ranch Course and Alisal River Course.
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1380
SAT 25-75 Percentile 1270 - 1500
Average ACT 31.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 28.0 - 34.0
Application Deadline 11/30
Acceptance Rate 32%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
Accounting, African/Asian and International Studies, Art, Business and Management, Classics, Communications, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama, Economics, Film and Video, Liberal Arts, Military Science, Music, Pharmacy, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Religion, ROTC - Air Force, ROTC - Army, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Computer Science), Sciences (Engineering), Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Sciences (Marine Sciences/Oceanography), Sciences (Mathematics), Social Sciences
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