Harrison Kingsley, a former Murrieta Valley Nighthawk golfer and current redshirt junior for the University of San Diego, won the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational last week. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Former Murrieta Valley Nighthawk and current redshirt junior for the University of San Diego, Harrison Kingsley, won his first tournament as a Torero Tuesday, Sept. 28, taking home the first-place trophy at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational. The Murrieta native also helped San Diego golf to a fourth place finish out of 17 teams.

Kingsley put together a tournament-record 15-under 201 (67-68-66) to earn the victory at the Colorado National Golf Club (Par 72, 7,705 yards), beating out 99 other golfers for the first-place spot. As a team, the Toreros got out to a one-stroke lead (268) after the event’s first round of play, then shot 291 and 274 to finish in fourth place overall with a 31-under 833. USD has now finished in fourth place in each of its first two tournaments this season (9/24-9/25, William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, 4th of 18), and has had a top five finish from a golfer in both events (Charlie Reiter, 4th).


Harrison Kingsley shot a tournament-record 15-under 201 to earn the victory at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational and help San Diego to a fourth-place finish. Valley News/Courtesy photo

San Diego is back in action next week in Reno, Nevada, when they compete in the Reno Wolf Pack Classic at Hidden Valley Country Club (Par 72, 7,302 yards).

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.

JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.