12th-Place Finish for CSUN at Pepperdine's Jones Invitational

SOMIS, Calif. - After a solid second round Monday afternoon, the Cal State Northridge could not make up any more ground on Tuesday as the Matadors carded a final round 316 to drop to 12th after the final round of the Jones Invitational at Saticoy C.C.

The first and third rounds turned out to be the difference for CSUN as the Matadors could not make a move and even fell out of an 11th-place tie with Lipscomb. Northridge posted team scores of 321-310-316 over the three rounds and finished 13 strokes behind 11th-place Lipscomb. San Diego State (881) fired a final round 292 to overtake Monday's team leader USC (882) by one shot to win team honors in the 12-team field.

Senior Ryan Green was CSUN's low scorer as he finished tied for 33rd at 16-over-par 232. Green began the day tied for 16th after rounds of 76-74 on Monday but struggled to a 10-over 82 in the final round to drop 17 spots on the leaderboard.

Fellow senior Kyler Sauer tied for 40th at 18-over 234 following rounds of 79-77-78. Sauer had opened the spring with a second-place finish at the Anteater Invitational (Jan. 27-28) and a 13th-place showing at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational (Feb. 10-11).

After consecutibe rounds of 82 on Monday, junior Aden Louez put together his best round of the tournament with a final round three-over 75. Louez vaulted 10 spots up the leaderboard finishing at (+23) 239. Michael O'Connor, coming off a season-best eighth place finish two weeks ago at the Pat Hicks Invitational, wound up tied for 59th at (+28) 244 after posting scores of 84-79-81. Steven Molumby, playing in his first spring tournament, finished 66th at (+38) 254 after rounds of 88-80-86.

Cal State Northridge will tee it up again Mar. 3-4 as the Matadors head to Long Beach to play in the Del Walker Intercollegiate at Virginia Country Club.

JONES INVITATIONAL
Somis, Calif.
Saticoy C.C.
Feb. 24-25, 2014

TEAM RESULTS (12 TEAMS)
1. San Diego State 294-295-292--881
2. USC 292-293-297--882
3. San Diego 297-295-296--888
4. BYU 303-297-300--900
5. Cal State Fullerton 300-300-306--906
6. Pepperdine 306-303-301--910
7. Georgia State 303-302-307--912
8. San Jose State 309-308-301--918
9. UC Irvine 304-317-310--931
10. Washington State 307-314-312--934
11. Lipscomb 313-318-303--934
12. CSUN 321-310-316--947

INDIVIDUAL TOP-10 LEADERBOARD
1. Anthony Paolucci, USC 70-73-73--216 (E)
2. Riccardo Michelini, SDSU 70-73-74--217 (+1)
3. Grant Forrest, San Diego 75-74-69--218 (+2) 
4. Xander Schauffele, SDSU 73-72-75 --220 (+4)
5. Rico Hoey, USC 74-73-74--221 (+5)
6. Ryan Tetrault, CSUF 72-78-72--222 (+6) 
6. Jordan Rodgers, BYU 73-73-76--222 (+6) 
6. Austin Kaiser, SDSU 75-77-70--222 (+6)
6. Ricky DeSantis, SDSU 76-73-73--222 (+6)

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE RESULTS
12. CSUN 321-310-316--947
T33. Ryan Green 76-74-82--232 (+16)
T40. Kyler Sauer 79-77-78--234 (+18)
T52. Aden Louez 82-82-75--239 (+23)
T59. Michael O'Connor 84-79-81--244 (+28)
66. Steven Molumby 88-80-86--254 (+38)

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