Matadors Tied for Eighth After Two Rounds at PING Cougar Classic

April 23, 2010

PROVO, Utah - In rainy conditions, the Cal State Northridge men's golf team posted team rounds of 291-295 and is tied for eight after two rounds of the PING Cougar Classic Friday at Riverside C.C. Junior Nick Delio is tied for 10th after rounds of 69-74.

The Matadors sit in a tie for eighth with Wyoming at (+10) 586. Colorado State (569) has a three shot lead over host BYU (572). The top five is rounded out by Idaho (576), Augusta State (578) and UNLV and Nevada (580).

Delio is eight shots behind Augusta State's Patrick Reed who finished the day at nine under-par 135. Three golfers are tied for second at seven under-par 137 while four players are tied for fifth at three under-par 141.

Delio opened with a 69 but slipped to a 74 in the second round and sits at one under-par 143. The junior from Valencia had seven birdies over his first two rounds.

Chris Russo is tied for 23rd at (+1) 145 after rounds of 73 and even-par 72. Jeff Freund opened with a 76 but rebounded with a (+1) 73 in round two and is currently tied for 45th at (+5) 149. Matt Siporin is tied for 45th at (+5) 149 after rounds of 73-76 and Casey Piper is tied for 81st at (+12) 156 after rounds of 79-77.

The tournament is the final tuneup before the Matadors compete in the Big West Championship. The final 18 holes is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 24.

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