Joe Fryer of Long Beach State claimed the individual title and led the 49ers to the team championship by two strokes over UC Santa Barbara in the Folino Men’s Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Hills in the City of Industry.
Fryer, a sophomore from England who won the 2014 Seattle Amateur Championship and the 2016 Costa Mesa City Championship, posted a score of 69-69-71–209, 7-under-par, to earn the first title of his college career by five shots.
Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara was second at 71-71-72–214, followed by Brian Humphreys of Boise State at 73-72-72–217, while David Kim of UC Irvine shot 76-70-72–218 to tie for fourth with Sam Gillis of UC Riverside, who finished at 72-73-73–218.
Donny Hopoi of Boise State was sixth at 77-71-71–219, while Ryan O’Connor of UC Irvine was sixth at 74-74-72–220 to tie for seventh with Brett Bennett of UC Santa Barbara, who totaled 75-74-71–220, and Jack Ireland of Cal State Fullerton was ninth at 73-77-70–220.
Felix Mory of Cal State Northridge carded a score of 74-75-72–221 to tie for 10th with
Brandon Bauman of UC Santa Barbara, who wound up at 70-78-73–221, Tavit Garabedian of Cal State Northridge, who shot 73-72-76–221, Willy Moffly of UC Santa Barbara, who totaled 69-76-76–221, Agostino Milazzo of Long Beach State, who totaled 70-71-80–221, and Martin Manalo of Cal State Fullerton, who came in at 74-74-73–221.
Rounding out the Long Beach State scoring were Hunter Reed in a tie for 17th at 75-75-73–223, Andres Gonzalez in a tie for 25th at 76-78-72–226, and Patrick Pockels in a tie for 28th at 74-77-76–227.
Long Beach State captured its first title of the season, after winning twice last year, with a score of 288-292-292–872, followed by UC Santa Barbara at 285-297-292–874, UC Irvine at 297-295-295–887, Cal State Northridge at 294-302-296–892 and Boise State at
UC Riverside was sixth at 301-308-302–911, followed by Cal State Fullerton at 305-309-300–914, British Columbia at 317-308-298–923, La Verne at 311-317-298–926 and Cal State Bakersfield at 313-316-306–935.