March 26, 2013

Titans Tied for First After Day One of Anteater Invitational

FULLERTON, Calif. – After finishing second at the Sacramento State Invitational two weeks ago, the Cal State Fullerton men's golf team is tied for first after day one of the 33rd Anteater Invitational in Laguna Niguel, Calif., hosted by UC Irvine.

After 36 holes on Monday, the Titans finished the day tied with Long Beach State. Fullerton shot 593 (+17) on the day, including a 297 first round and 296 second round. The 49ers shot an impressive 288 first round, but shot 305 on the second round to fall into a tie for first. UC Irvine finished the day 21-over par (597), Sacramento State finished 25-over par, and Santa Clara finished 30-over par to round out the top five teams.

With a score of 143 at one-under par, Long Beach State's Daniel Chian holds the individual lead after shooting a 69 (-3) first round and 74 second round. UC Irvine's Travis Russell currently stands in second place after finishing the day even (144).

Currently ranked 87th in the nation by Golfstat.com, Cal State Fullerton was led by senior Dakota Duerr and junior Mark Anguiano who both shot a 147 (+3). Duerr shot a 74 first round and 73 second round, while Anguiano shot a 73 first round and 74 second round. Both Titans finished the day tied for eighth place. Junor Corey Gard finished the day tied for 12th place after finishing four-over par. Gard shot a 74 second round. Sophomore Ryan Tetrault finished day one five-over par (150) and freshman Mark Jensma shot a 157 (+12) good for 15th and 43rd overall.

Michael Choe, competing as an individual, finished day one tied in 53rd place after shooting 15-over par (159). Choe shot a first round 77 and a second round 82 and will be the last Titan to tee off on day two.

Play concludes Tuesday (Mar. 26) at the El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, Calif. with the final 18 holes beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Jensma will be the first Titan to tee off tomorrow, starting at 8:40 a.m. Live scoring for the final round will be available at http://www.golfgamebook.com/club/tournament/elastic/2uq-8oa7