Cal State Fullerton Wins by 11 at Big Canyon

Cal State Fullerton started the Spring season by rolling to an 11-stroke victory over Grand Canyon in the UC Irvine Invitational at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach.

The Titans posted a score of 292-280-291—863, 1-under-par, followed by Grand Canyon at 284-296-294—874, Santa Clara at 286-297-296—879, Washington State at 302-288-290—880 and UC Santa Barbara at 308-294-283—885.

Seattle was sixth at 305-288-308—901, followed by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 307-294-301—902, host UC Irvine at 304-300-301—905, Cal State Northridge at 302-310-298—910 and Central Arkansas at 311-299-307—917.

Southpaw Filip Lundell of Grand Canyon, a senior from Sweden, claimed the individual title with a score of 69-71-68—208, 4-under, followed by Jonathan Kang of UC Irvine at 70-73-69—212, Derek Castillo of Cal State Fullerton at 75-68-70—213 and Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara at 74-72-69—215.

Dalton Daniel Cal State Fullerton totaled 72-71-73—216 to tie for fifth with Tanner Podres of Cal Poly SLO, who finished at 72-73-71—216, and Matthew McCarty of Santa Clara, who wound up at 70-74-72—216, while Daniel Kolar of Washington State shot 74-71-72—217 to tie for eighth with Jack Avrit of Santa Clara, who came in at 72-75-70—217.

Matt Wilson of Cal State Fullerton posted a score of 74-69-75—218 to tie for 10th with Brett Bennett of UC Santa Barbara, who finished at 72-73-73—218, and Jake Chanen of Grand Canyon, who wound up at 70-72-76—218.

Tomas Helgo led Cal State Northridge in a tie for 17th at 83-70-69—222.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Cal State Fullerton were Michael Sharkey in 13th at 73-72-74—219, Jack Dyer in a tie for 17th at 73-75-74—222, Jess Scheller in a tie for 34th at 79-75-76—230, CJ Coleman in a tie for 47th at 76-82-76—234 and Blake Petchelin 57th at 79-78-81—238.

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