Delio and Matadors Take Eighth at PING Cougar Classic

April 24, 2010

PROVO, Utah - Junior Nick Delio fired a final round 70 to move into eighth place as the Cal State Northridge men's golf team also finished eighth after the final round of the PING Cougar Classic at Riverside C.C.

As a team, the Matadors could not move up from eighth place after posting a final round of 290, their best of the tournament. Northridge posted rounds of 291-295 on Friday and finished the tournament at (+12) 876. Colorado State won the team title with a score of 850 while host BYU (852) was second, UNLV (858) was third, Nevada (859) was fourth and Augusta State (860) rounded out the top-five of the 18-team field.

Delio wound up with rounds of 69-74-70 and finished the tournament tied for eighth at three under-par 213. The top-10 finish is the fifth of the season for Delio who leads the Matadors with a 71.1 stroke average.

Chris Russo just missed finishing in the top-20 as he wound up tied for 24th after a final round of even-par 72. Russo posted rounds of 73-72-72 to finish at (+1) 217.

Jeff Freund, who began the day in 45th place, wound up tied for 49th at (+6) 222 after rounds of 76-73-73. Matt Siporin placed 57th at (+8) 224 after rounds of 73-76-75 and Casey Piper was 83rd at (+15) 231 after rounds of 79-77-75.

The PING Cougar Classic was the final tuneup for Cal State Northridge as the Matadors next compete at the Big West Championship May 3-4 at Mission Viejo Country Club.


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