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.
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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