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Fryer, Harada Named September Golfers of the Month

10/5/2017

Three top-10 finishes from Joe Fryer and Jamie Harada earned the duo Big West Golfer of the Month accolades.

Fryer Leads Beach At Two Tournaments

Long Beach State junior Joe Fryer (Bristol, England/Kamiak HS (Wash.) posted five rounds of under par scoring over two tournaments to earn the designation as Big West Men’s Golfer of the Month for September.

He shot three consecutive rounds in the 60’s at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, carding a 9-under total of 204 on the par-71, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club course.  Fryer tied for third among 68 competitors and his final round score of 67 included zero bogeys and four birdies. 

Fryer, who also fired rounds of 68 and 69, helped the Beach finish in third place in the 11-team field.

At the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo, Fryer tied for eighth place with a 54-hole total of 2-under 209.  He sandwiched rounds of 69 and 68 around a 72 on the par-70, 7,218-yard Fort Collins Country Club track.

The Beach placed 10th among 19 teams at the tournament.  Fryer finished the month with a stroke average of 68.83.

Others nominated: CJ Coleman (Cal State Fullerton); Tyler Moore (UC Riverside)

Harada Posts Runner-Up Finish In Oregon

Cal Poly senior Jamie Harada (Costa Mesa, Calif./Mater Dei HS) received Big West Women’s Golfer of the Month recognition for September after coming in second place at the Rose City Collegiate.

It is the first Golfer of the Month honor for a Mustang since October 2009 when Maddy Fletcher won the award.

Harada posted a career-best total for 54 holes, shooting 2-under 214.  In recording two rounds of 72 and a 70, her 214 total beat her previous best by nine strokes.

Her 70 in the second round was one off her career best.  In addition, her 142 total for 36 holes represented a career best.

Harada was just two strokes behind individual champion Tara Finigan of Portland State.  However, Harada’s high finish enabled the Mustangs capture the team championship with a 7-over 871 total, a stroke ahead of runner-up Portland State.

Others nominated: Elsa Lundquist (Cal State Fullerton); Haley Tygret (Long Beach State); Jakeishya Le (UC Riverside); Kaci Masuda (Hawai‘i)