Nick Delio Named October Big West Golfer of the Month

Oct. 30, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - Matador junior Nick Delio was named Big West Conference Golfer of the Month after leading Cal State Northridge to a pair of top-five finishes during the month of October.

Delio finished a season-best second at the Matadors' own Bill Cullum Invitational Oct. 26-27 and also posted a ninth-place finish at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (Oct. 5-6) and was 13th at the Del Walker Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-23).

Delio posted six sub-par rounds in the nine rounds he played and had a 70.2 stroke average as he earned the conference honor for the first time. It was also Northridge's first honor since Erik Jarvey was named on Mar. 9 of last season.

He posted rounds of 70-69-78 (217) at Wyoming, 71-67-69 (207) at Del Walker and 67-72-69 (208) at the Bill Cullum. His score of 207 was a Northridge low for the season and his 208 at the Bill Cullum is a close second.

Complete Release Courtesy of the Big West Conference

Cal Poly's Maddy Fletcher and Cal State Northridge's Nick Delio each recorded top 10 finishes during the month of October to claim Big West Golfer of the Month honors.

Delio posted two top-10 finishes and one top-20 finish in the month of October to help lift Cal State Northridge to two impressive finishes - 2nd, Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate and 3rd, Bill Cullum Invitational. In his first tournament, the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, Delio fired a one-over-par 217 (70-69-78) to place 9th. Two weeks later at the Del Walker Intercollegiate, the Valencia, Calif., native blasted a three-under total of 207 to land 13th out of 98 golfers. Delio took advantage of the Matadors' home course for the Bill Cullum Invitational and notched an eight-under 208 (67-72-69) to secure second place. He was one stroke shy of being the top individual of the event.

Fletcher guided the Mustangs to two top-three finishes in the month of October, which included the top prize at their home tournament - the Firestone Grill College Invitational. The Los Alamitos, Calif., native began the month firing a three-round score of 226 to place second in the field of 56 at the Firestone Invitational. A week later she grabbed the second slot once again, this time posting a two-round 146 at the Lady Aztec Fall Classic. Fletcher's performance at the San Diego State event was a career best two-round total while her 226 at the Mustang's home event was the second highest three-round score of her four-year career. She currently paces the Cal Poly squad with a 75.1 scoring average and three top-10 finishes.

Also nominated (women): Ashlee Nagamine (Cal State Northridge), Noelle Zavaleta (Long Beach State), Demi Runas (UC Davis), Hillary Packard (UC Irvine), Amelia Ek (UC Riverside) Also nominated (men): Pace Johnson (Cal Poly), Michael Drake (Long Beach State), Austin Graham (UC Davis), John Chin (UC Irvine), Scott Clayton (UC Riverside).


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