February 27, 2012

Matadors In 14th-Place After Two Rounds of North Ranch Intercollegiate

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - Team rounds of 315-326 have left the Cal State Northridge men's golf team in 14th place after two rounds of the North Ranch Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club.

The Matadors were tied with UC Irvine for 13th after 18 holes following a team round of 315 but struggled to a second round 326 and dropped into 14th following round two on Monday afternoon.

Northridge does not have a golfer among the top-45 in the tournament as junior Chris Russo leads the Matadors in 47th-place. Russo posted an opening round (+10) 80, his high round of the season, before posting a second round (+7) 77. Russo sits at (+17) 157 heading into Tuesday's final round.

Senior Jason Rosenkranz opened with a (+6) 76 and was tied for 33rd after one round but carded a second round (+14) 84 and slipped into a tie for 59th at (+20) 160.

Shane Blanchard is tied for 64th at (+22) 162 following rounds of 80-82, Ryan Green is 68th at (+24) 164 after carding rounds of 79-85 and Steven Molumby is 69th at (+25) 165 following rounds of 82-83.

San Diego State (597) leads the Pepperdine-hosted tournament as the Aztecs hold a five-stroke lead over San Diego. Two Aztecs are tied atop the individual leaderboard. San Diego State's Matt Hoffenberg and Alex Kang both shot 1-under 139s to take a share of the individual lead.

The third and final round will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the par-70 North Ranch Country Club.

- GO MATADORS -