Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton men's golfers Mark Anguiano and Ryan Tetrault have qualified for the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship tournament last weekend and senior Corey Gard took home the 2013 Industry Hills Championship earlier this summer.
The U.S. Amateur tournament is presented by the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) and will feature among hundreds of amateurs vying for an invitation to play in the Masters and U.S. Open in 2014.
Anguiano, a Titan senior from Whittier, Calif., was a co-champion of the Saticoy Country Club (Somis, Calif.) qualifier, shooting a 36-hole score of 143 on July 29.
Tetrault, a junior from Villa Park, Calif., qualified with a 145 over 36 holes at the Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra, Calif. on July 29, placing third in the event. This is the second consecutive year that Tetrault has qualified for the U.S. Amateurs.
Last year, Anguiano caddied for Tetrault in the 112th U.S. Amateurs, which was held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
The Fullerton pair heads to the nationally televised event held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., Aug. 12-18. The Golf Channel will televise the first round (Aug. 14 1-3 p.m PT and Aug. 15 – 9-11 p.m. PT) and the quarterfinal matches (Aug. 16 – 6-8 p.m. PT). NBC will televise the semifinals (Aug. 17 – 1-3 p.m. PT) and championship match (Aug. 19 – 1-3 p.m. PT).
There will be a 36-hole play-in for everyone. The USGA will then take the top 64 scores and narrow the field with match play over 18 holes. The championship match will be played over 36 holes to determine the winner. The champion will be invited to play in all of the majors except the PGA Championship. The runner-up also receives an invitation to play in the Masters and U.S. Open.
The likes of Bobby Jones (five times), Jack Nicklaus (two times) and Tiger Woods (three times; the only player to win three in a row) have competed and won past U.S. Amateur Championships before going on to long and successful professional golfing careers.
Gard, a senior, won the 2013 Industry Hills Championship in the City of Industry, Calif., on July 28. Gard shot a 54-hole total of 210 to outshoot teammate Mark Anguiano by two strokes. The Villa Park, Calif., native shot a first round 70, second round 69, and third round 71 to finish 5-under par.
La Habra Heights, Calif. - Hacienda Golf Club
Austin Amaya – Yorba Linda, Calif. (143)
Mark Manwaring – Long Beach, Calif. (143)
Ryan Tetrault – Orange, Calif. (145)
Ryan O'Connor – Irvine, Calif. (146)
Daniel Chian – Rowland Heights, Calif. (146)
Somis, Calif. - Saticoy Country Club
Mark Anguiano – Whittier, Calif. (143)
Drew Miller – Thousand Oaks, Calif. (143)
Jeremy Sanders – Chatsworth, Calif. (144)
Patrick Sanchez- Mexico (145)
James Holley – Chatsworth, Calif. (145)
Recap on 2013 Summer for Titan Men
Helping the Titans claim a share of the Big West Championship in April, Gard had an impressive amateur summer winning the Industry Hills Championship on July 26-28 at the Industry Hills Golf Course. The senior shot a 5-under (210) to grab the title, which was one stroke better than teammate Mark Anguiano. The Villa Park, Calif., native finished tied for 24th (216) at the Memorial Amateur Championship in Carmichael, Calif., on May 26-28. Gard also competed in the Southern California Golf Association Championship and qualified for match play at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association in Bandon, Ore.
Along with qualifying for the 113th U.S. Amateur Championships, Tetrault also finished fourth at 43rd annual Men's Long Beach City Championship on June 28-30 in Long Beach, Calif. Over the three-day tournament the junior to be shot a 204 (69,67,68) to finish four strokes behind the winner Pete Fernandez Jr.
Entering his fourth season for Cal State Fullerton, Anguiano has already been named to the All-Big West First Team twice in his career and this summer he qualified for the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship along with teammate Ryan Tetrault. However, Mark has also finished third in the 96th Annual Los Angeles Men's Championship and ninth during stroke play at the Southern California Golf Association tournament. Anguiano shot a 1-under (287), which was seven strokes behind the champion. The Whittier, Calif., native also reached the round of 16 in match play at the SCGA. Anguiano won his first match play over Brandon Gama of Santa Barbara, Calif. (143-149), but lost to Nick Moore in his second match play on July 20.