Cal State Fullerton Takes Big West Title

Matt Wilson of Cal State Fullerton captured the individual title and led the Titans to victory in the Big West Men’s Championship at Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.

Cal State Fullerton claimed its third title of the season with a score of 301-291-284—876, while UC Irvine was second at 288-298-298—884, followed by UC Davis at 295-296-295—886, UC Santa Barbara at 297-300-295—892 and Hawaii at 298-301-296—895.

The Titans captured their third Big West title and first since winning back-to-back in 2013 and 2014.

Long Beach State totaled 298-291-307—896 to tie for sixth with Cal State Northridge, which finished at 299-301-296—896, while UC Riverside was eighth at 308-298-302—908, followed by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 308-299-309—916.

Wilson, a senior from Cypress, claimed his first college victory and became the first Titan to win the conference title with a score of 75-68-68—211, 5-under, followed by Thomas Hutchison of UC Davis at 70-74-71—215, Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara at 68-74-74—216 and Anthony Truong of UC Irvine at 71-76-71—218.

Hunter Epson of Long Beach State shot 77-70-72—219 to tie for fifth with Justin Arcano of Hawaii, who finished at 74-72-73—219, and Jesse Bratz of UC Davis, who finished at 72-74-73—219.

Jonathan Kang of UC Irvine posted a score of 68-77-75—220 to tie for eighth with Matt Lloyd of Hawaii, who finished at 69-77-74—220, while Derek Castillo of Cal State Fullerton shot 74-79-68—221 to tie for 10th with Matt Gunson of UC Irvine, who came in at 74-69-78—221.

Tomas Skajem led Cal State Northridge at 72-75-75—222 in a tie for 12th that included Thomas Lehman of Cal Poly SLO, who came in at 73-71-78—222, while Andrew Spilman of UC Riverside tied for 17th at 77-73-74—224.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Cal State Fullerton were Dalton Daniel, who tied for 17th at 79-75-70—224, while Jack Dyer totaled 76-74-78—228 to wind up in a tie for 25th that included teammate Michael Sharkey, who finished at 76-74-78—228.

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