Matadors Finish 13th at CSUN's Bill Cullum Invitational

Final Results

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Cal State Northridge posted its best round of the tournament Tuesday as the Matadors closed out their own Bill Cullum Invitational with a final round 297 to finish 13th at Wood Ranch Golf Club.

The three-round tournament was delayed by darkness with the second round nearly complete Monday evening. The players that didn't finish round two completed their holes Tuesday morning before the rest of the field teed it up for the third and final round.

San Diego came away with the team title after cruising to a nine-shot win in the 20-team, 108-player tournament. The Toreros carded a three-round score of 14-under 850, the best by a team since Pacific set the tournament scoring record in 2009 (843). Arizona State's Jon Rahm Rodriguez finished atop the leaderboard setting a tournament record with a three round score of 12-under 204.

The Matadors posted rounds of 300-302 on Monday and into Tuesday before carding a final round 297 for a tournament total of (+35) 899. CSUN was ninth after round one, tied for 11th after round two before settling for 13th.

Senior Matt Siporin, who began the final round tied for 21st, posted a final round three over 75 to slip into a tie for 29th which led the Matadors. Siporin wound up with scores of 74-73-75 for a six over 222.

Oscar Sachs finished in a tie for 48th at (+10) 226 following rounds of 78-74-74, Kyler Sauer finished tied for 54th at (+12) 228 after rounds of 77-78-73. Sauer's final round 73 matched Shane Blanchard and Siporin for the Matadors' low round of the tournament.

Blanchard and Ryan Green both tied for 57th at (+13) 229 with Blanchard posting rounds of 73-77-79 and Green finishing with scores of 76-78-75.

CSUN also competed four individuals with Steven Molumby finishing tied for 74th at (+16) 232, Zach Leonard finishing tied for 81st at (+18) 234, Jared LeGrand finishing tied for 101st at (+28) 244 and Nick Sarian finishing 107th at (+34) 250. Molumby was the low CSUN scorer after round one after carding a Matador tournament-best one under 71.

Cal State Northridge wraps up the fall portion of the 2012-13 schedule Oct. 29-31 at the Pacific Invitational at Brookside Country Club in Stockton.

Simi Valley, Calif.
Wood Ranch G.C.
Oct. 22-23, 2012

1. San Diego 288-279-283--850
2. Arizona State 294-282-283--859
3. Washington State 288-286-292--866
4. Cal State Fullerton 291-293-284--868
5. UC Irvine 292-295-285--872
13. Cal State Northridge 300-302-297--899

1. Jon Rahm Rodriguez, Arizona State 72-65-67--204 (-12)
2. Grant Forrest, San Diego 69-67-71--207 (-9)
3. Travis Russell, UC Irvine 69-72-68--209 (-7)
4. Sang Lee, Washington State 71-70-71--212 (-4)
5. Corey Gard, Cal State Fullerton 72-72-69--213 (-3)
5. Hank Frame, Washington State 70-71-72--213 (-3)
5. Linus Vaisanen, San Diego 69-70-74--213 (-3)
5. Max Rottluff, Arizona State 72-71-70--213 (-3)
9. Mathias Dahl, San Diego 77-67-71--215 (-1)
9. Mark Anguiano, Cal State Fullerton 72-73-70--215 (-1)
9. Jake Holt, Southern Utah 72-73-70--215 (-1)

13. Northridge 300-302-297--899
T29. Matt Siporin 74-73-75--222 (+6)
T48. Oscar Sachs 78-74-74--226 (+10)
T57. Shane Blanchard 73-77-79--229 (+13)
T57. Ryan Green 76-78-75--229 (+13)
T74. Steven Molumby* 71-82-79--232 (+16)
T81. Zach Leonard* 76-79-79--234 (+18)
T101. Jared LeGrand* 81-83-80--244 (+28)
107. Nick Sarian* 87-77-86--250 (+34)

* - Competed as an Individual


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