February 19, 2013

Matadors Finish Eighth at Spring-Opening Folino Invitational

INDUSTRY HILLS, Calif. - After posting back-to-back rounds of 306 Sunday and Monday, Cal State Northridge struggled to a final round 316 and slipped from seventh to eighth at the conclusion of the Folino Invitational Tuesday at Industry Hills Golf Club.

The Matadors finished with a three-round team score of 928 (306-306-316) while Long Beach State (872) overtook UC Irvine (876) on the final day.

Oscar Sachs was CSUN's low scorer for the first time this season as the junior posted a three-round score of (+13) 229. Sachs followed up an opening round 77 with consecutive rounds of 76 to finish tied for 22nd. He finished the tournament with 31 pars and seven birdies.

The rest of the team struggled on Tuesday as none of the remaining four players posted a round in the 70's. Junior Kyler Sauer, who jumped from 42nd to 23rd after a second round 74, posted a final round (+8) 80 to drop into a tie for 31st. Sauer, the Matadors low scorere in three of four fall tournaments, finished at (+17) 233 with rounds of 79-74-80.

Zach Leonard posted his best finish in two rounds this season as he carded a final round 80 to finish at (+18) 234. Leonard posted rounds of 78-76 over the first two rounds his best 36-hole score this season. Ryan Green, who was tied for ninth after an opening round 73, struggled over the final two rounds with scores of 80-82. Green wound up tied for 36th at (+19) 235. Nick Sarian, also competing in his second tournament of the season, finished tied for 42nd at (+22) 238 following rounds of 78-80-80. Shane Blanchard also competed as an individual and placed 49th at (+30) 246 following rounds of 77-81-88.

FOLINO INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SO. CALIF.
Industry Hills, Calif.
Industry Hills G.C. at Pacific Palms
Feb. 17-19, 2013

TEAM RESULTS (9 TEAMS)
1. Long Beach State 294-289-289--872
2. UC Irvine 290-287-299--876
3. Loyola Marymount 302-299-294--895
4. Cal State Fullerton 298-288-311--897
5. Sacramento State 297-296-313--906
8. Cal State Northridge 306-306-316--928

INDIVIDUAL TOP-10
1. Tyler Torano, LMU 75-67-72--214 (-2)
1. Ryan Williams, Sac State 69-70-75--214 (-2)
1. Travis Russell, UCI 71-71-72--214 (-2)
4. Daniel Chian, LBSU 74-71-71--216 (E)
4. Pete Fernandez, UCI 71-70-75--216 (E)
6. Raymond Ho, LBSU 69-75-75--219 (+3)
6. Tanner Higham, USU 75-73-71--219 (+3)
8. Allan Jun, UCI 74-72-74--220 (+4)
8. Ryan Tetrault, CSUF 78-66-76--220 (+4)
10. Kevin Lee, LBSU 75-73-73--221 (+5)
10. Mark Jensma, CSUF 71-75-75--221 (+5)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS

8. Northridge 306-306-316--928
T22. Oscar Sachs 77-76-76--229 (+13)
T31. Kyler Sauer 79-74-80--233 (+17)
T34. Zach Leonard 78-76-80--234 (+18)
T36. Ryan Green 73-80-82--235 (+19)
T42. Nick Sarian 78-80-80--238 (+22)
T49. Shane Blanchard* 77-81-88--246 (+30)

* - competed as an Individual

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