Nov. 4, 2008
STOCKTON, Calif. - Junior Casey Piper fired his second consecutive round of 70 and moved up to fifth and the Cal State Northridge men's golf team remained consistent after two rounds of the Pacific Invitational.
As a team the Matadors followed up an opening-round 287 with a second round 288 and remains sixth but are just nine shots behind first-place Rice who sits at 566.
Piper, who was tied for sixth after an opening-round 70 (-1), carded a 70 on Tuesday to moved into a tie for fifth at 140 (-2) heading into the final 18 holes on Wednesday. Sophomore Nick Delio, who was tied for 40th after an opening-round 74 (+3), fired the Matadors' low round of the day with a second round 69 (-2) to vault into a tie for 13th at 143 (+1). Senior Clint Oleson remained steady after following up a first round 73 (+2) with a second round 72 (+1) and is currently tied for 20th at 145 (+3). Senior Erik Jarvey, who was tied with Piper at 70 (-1) after the first round, slipped to a second round 77 (+6) and is tied for 36th at 147 (+5). Junior Jeff Freund rounded out the Matador scoring as he is tied for 56th at 156 (+14) after rounds of 76-80.
Rice's Michael Buttacavoli leads the field at 137 (-5) after rounds of 70-67.
The final round of the Pacific Invitational is scheduled for Wednesday.
- GO MATADORS -