Matadors Remain in Top-10 Heading Into Final Round of Redhawk Invitational

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - The Cal State Northridge men's golf team is in the top-10 after Monday's 36 holes of the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay. The Matadors are being paced by Kyler Sauer and Michael O'Connor who are both in the top-15.

Both Sauer and O'Connor got off to solid starts as Sauer fired an opening round three-under 67 while O'Connor was just behind at two-under 68. Each player then carded a second round one-over 71 putting Sauer in a tie for fifth at two-under 138 and O'Connor is 11th at one-under 139.

The remainder of the CSUN fivesome is down the leaderboard as Dodge Ward is tied for 53rd, Oscar Sachs is tied for 80th and Aden Louez is tied for 84th.

Ward carded rounds of 72-76 and sits at eight-over 148, Sachs finished with rounds of 75-79 and is at 14-over 154 while Louez finished with rounds of 78-77 and sits at 15-over 155.

As a team, the Matadors (577) are 14 shots out of the top-five and just five shots behind eighth-place Pepperdine. UCLA, ranked 15th in the country, and San Diego share the team lead at 556 while 17th-ranked Washington is just two shots back.

Individually, San Diego's Grant Forrest (63-65--128) carries a seven-shot lead over Arizona State's Jon Rahm (68-67--135) into Tuesday's final round with Sauer just three strokes behind Rahm.

The third and final round gets underway Tuesday at 8 a.m.


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