Titans Stay Close to Home to Compete in Anteater Invitational

THIS WEEK: After finishing second at the Sacramento State Invitational on Mar. 11-12, the Cal State Fullerton men's golf team returns to the links for the Anteater Invitational hosted by UC Irvine in Laguna Niguel, Calif., on Mar. 25-26. Fullerton will compete at the El Niguel Country Club as one of 12 teams competing in the two-day tournament.

THE COURSE: The two-day event will be contested at the El Niguel Country Cllub, playing at 7,060 yards from the tournament tees and par 72 for the 54-hole event. Play begins in the morning for the first and second round on Monday and will conclude Tuesday for the final 18 holes.  

THE FIELD: Competing alongside the Titans will be squads from Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, Sacramento State, Santa Clara, University of Colorado, Brown University, St. Johns, UCLA, and host UC Irvine.

WATCH IT LIVE: Well… sort of. Live scoring will be available for this week's event at Golfstat.com for both days. Please visit http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=4210 scores as they become available.

IN THE RANKINGS: Cal State Fullerton is ranked No. 87 in the nation according to the Golfstat.com NCAA Head-to-Head rankings and enters the tournament as the fourth highest ranked team: UCLA is No. 5, Colorado is No. 64, UC Irvine is No. 75, UC Santa Barbara is No. 94, Long Beach State is No. 101, Loyola Marymount is No. 136, Santa Clara is No. 137, Sacramento State is No. 145, St. Johns is No. 147, Cal State Northridge is No. 215, and Brown is No. 266.

According to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, Fullerton is No. 90 in the nation and faces a the field: UCLA (#6), Colorado (#73), UC Irvine (#77), Long Beach State (#85), UC Santa Barbara (#93), Loyola Marymount (#134), Santa Clara (#136), Sacramento State (#151), Cal State Northridge (#218), Brown (#273), and St. Johns is not ranked according to Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

ANTEATER INVITATIONAL: This is the fourth time that the Titans have competed at the Anteater Invitational since the program's reinstatement in 2009. Last year the Titans finished 4th shooting a 878 over two days, which is the best finish at the Anteater Invitational over the last four tournaments. Dakota Duerr and Mark Anguiano shot rounds of 68's at last year's tournament, which are the best individual rounds by a Titan at the Anteater Invitational.

SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL: Fullerton finished second at the Sacramento State Invitational presented by The Old Spaghetti Factory in Sacramento, Calif. on March 25-26.

The Titans shot 861 (-3) over two days of play, finishing behind UC Santa Barbara 854 (-10). Sophomore Ryan Tetrault was the highest finishing Titan, after shooting a 71 on Tuesday and finishing four-under par overall. Tetrault shot all three rounds under par in the tournament (70, 71, 71). Junior Mark Anguiano finished in 10th place after posting a third round 72 (E) for an overall score of 215.

After entering the day four-over par, junior Corey Gard shot a final round 70 (-2) to finish tied for 17th place. Gard contributed five birdies on Tuesday, while posting one bogey and a double-bogey. Senior Dakota Duerr shot a final round 74 to finish with an overall score of 220.

Michael Choe shot a 78 on Tuesday and ended the tournament with a score of 223 (+5) tied for 37th place in the standings. Josh Park, who competed as an individual, finished the tournament with a score of 220. Park shot a 70 on Tuesday to move him from 45th place after two rounds to 26th place overall.

SOPHOMORE SHOOTER: Sophomore Ryan Tetrault shot a 212 (-4) at the Sacramento State giving him a new career 54-hole best and career best finish after placing fifth among individuals.

PAR OR BETTER: Cal State Fullerton golfer's shot 10 rounds at par or better, including Ryan Tetrault and Mark Anguiano who shot all three rounds at par or under.

CAREER FINISH: After finishing second at the Sacramento State Invitational, the Titans tied their best finish this season. Fullerton finished second at the Firestone Grill Invitational on Oct. 8-9 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

YOU CAN DUERR IT: Junior Dakota Duerr leads the team with a 72.55 scoring average and had the highest individual finish this season when he finished second at the Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, Calif. on Feb. 25-26, 2013.

LOWEST TEAM SCORE: The Titans shot their lowest 54-team score at the Del Walker Intercollegiate on Feb. 25-26 with a total score of 849. Fullerton previously shot a 851 at the Firestone Grill Invitational in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on Oct. 8-9, 2012.

NEW CAREER HIGHS: Cal State Fullerton had six different athletes get new career highs in the Del Walker Intercollegiate. Multiple Titans had new career best tournament scores after two rounds.

THIRD ROUNDS A CHARM: In three of the four fall tournaments, a Titan athlete shot a team-best round in the third round:

Itani Quality Home Collegiate: Mark Anguiano – 69, Sept. 11, 2012
Bill Cullum Invitational: Corey Gard – 69, Oct. 23, 2012
Warrior Wave Princeville Invitational: Mark Anguiano – 69, Nov. 7, 2012
Arizona Intercollegiate: Mark Anguiano – 68, Jan. 29, 2013

ROUNDS AT PAR OR BETTER IN 2012-13:

Corey Gard (9):

72 (E) -- 3rd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 11, 2012

68 (-2) -- 1st Round -- Firestone Grill Invitational, Oct. 8, 2012

72 (E) -- 1st Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 2012

72 (E) -- 2nd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 2012

69 (-3) -- 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 23, 2012

71 (-1) – 2nd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 6, 2012

71 (E) – 1st Round – Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 28, 2013

71 (E) – 2nd Round – Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 29, 2013

68 (-2) – 1st Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 25, 2013                 

72 (E) – 2nd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 11, 2013

70 (-2) –3rd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 12, 2013

Mark Anguiano (7):

69 (-3) -- 3rd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 11, 2012

70 (E) -- 1st Round -- Firestone Grill Invitational, Oct. 8, 2012

72 (E) -- 1st Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 201271

70 (-2) -- 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 23, 2012

69 (-3) – 3rd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 7, 2012

68 (-3) – 2nd Round -- Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan 29, 2013

68 (-3) – 3rd Round – Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan 29, 2013

71 (-1) – 1st Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 11, 2013

72 (E) – 2nd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 11, 2013

72 (E) – 3rd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 12, 2013

Dakota Duerr (7):

71 (-1) -- 3rd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 11, 2012

66 (-4) -- 2nd Round -- Firestone Grill Invitational, Oct. 8, 2012

68 (-2) -- 3rd Round -- Firestone Grill Invitational, Oct. 9, 2012

70 (-2) -- 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 23, 2012

72 (E) -- 3rd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 7, 2012

68 (-2) – 2nd Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 25, 2013

68 (-2) – 3rd Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 26, 2013

Ryan Tetrault (4):

68 (-2) -- 3rd Round -- Firestone Grill Invitational, Oct. 9, 2012

71 (E) – 2nd Round – Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 29, 2013

70 (E) – 1st Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 25, 2013

70 (E) – 3rd Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 26, 2013

70 (-2) – 1st Round — Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 11, 2013

71 (-1) – 2nd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 11, 2013

71 (-1) – 3rd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 12, 2013

Michael Choe (2):

69 (-1) – 1st Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 25, 2013

68 (-2) – 2nd Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 25, 2013

71 (-1) -- 2nd Round -- Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 11, 2013

Josh Park(2):

70 (E) -- 2nd Round -- Firestone Grill Invitational, Oct. 8, 2012

69 (-1) – 2nd Round – Del Walker Intercollegiate, Feb. 25, 2013   

70 (-2) – 3rd Round – Sacramento State Invitational, Mar. 12, 2013

Mark Jensma (1):

71 (E) – 2nd Round – Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 29, 2013

TAP-INS:

Josh Park shot a career best round of 70 during the third round of the Sacramento State Invitational. Park also recorded a new career low after three rounds, 220. The freshman has competed in four tournaments this season and twice as an individual.

• Ryan Tetrault shot a career best round of 66 in the second round of the Folino Invitational. His best career round was a 68 at the Firestone Grill Invitational in the third round on Oct. 9, 2012.

• Dakota Duerr posted a 68 in the second and third round during the Del Walker Intercollegiate, marking the second time a Titan has shot back-to-back rounds of 68 in a tournament (Mark Anguiano, Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 28-29, 2013).

• Dakota Duerr shot the lowest 54-hole individual score since the program's reinstatement, when he shot a 207 at the Del Walker Intercollegiate on Feb. 25-26.

• Cal State Fullerton had six golfers shoot a 69 or better at the Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, Calif.

• The Titans tied their lowest team round of the 2012-13 season during the Del Walker Intercollegiate with a score of 281 on Feb. 26, 2013. (Arizona Intercollegiate 2nd Round)

• Six Titans have taken over 1,000 strokes on the season (Ryan Tetrault 1,764; Mark Anguiano 1,757; Corey Gard 1,756; Dakota Duerr 1,671; Mark Jensma 1,117; Michael Choe 1,152)