Second Round Struggles Leave Titans in 12th After Day One

FRESNO, Calif. -- Cal State Fullerton sophomore Tisha Alyn Abrea led the charge with a 6-over-par 150 to finish in a tie for 10th individually on Monday, but the defending champion Titans struggled in the second round overall as a team, closing in 12th place after 36 holes of the Fresno State Lexus Classic at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno, Calif.

Fullerton finished the first round in a three-way tie for sixth led by Abrea's 1-over-par 73, but the Titans were eight strokes worse in their second round, finishing the day four strokes back of UC Riverside in 11th and 26 shots behind day one leader Tulsa, which shot an 18-over-par 594 after identical scores of 297.

Big West Conference rivals Long Beach State and UC Irvine are in second and third, respectively, after the first two rounds.

Abrea, who finished second at the event a year ago and was tied for sixth after 18 holes on Monday, shot a second-round 77 to complete her day as the only Titan golfer in the top 25. Senior Neomi Hunt finished the day with a 12-over-par 156 to finish tied for 47th while sophomore Seri Lee and senior Deidre Crabtree were tied for 50th with a 13-over-par 157.

Senior Nicole Rivera was 75th at 21-over-par (165) to round out Fullerton's lineup.

The Titans, who won the event last season with a 29-over-par 893, complete the tournament with the final 18 holes on Tuesday morning beginning at 7 a.m. Live scoring for the event is available at: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=4091