Big West Conference Golf Release - February
Big West At A Glance
Titans Kick Off Spring Season With Home Tournament:
The Cal State Fullerton men’s program is slated to host the Folino Invitational Jan. 30-31 to open the Spring season. The two-day event takes place at Industry Hills Golf Club (par 72; yardage 7211) in City of Industry, Calif. The Titans will be joined by Big West foes CSUN, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara, along with nonconference opponents Boise State, CSU Bakersfield, La Verne and University of British Columbia.
Last year, Samford shot a third-round score of 296 to stay in the lead, finishing the tournament at 10-over-par 874. The Bulldogs were followed by Long Beach State (886), UC Riverside (891), UC Santa Barbara (892), and Utah Valley (908). Long Beach State’s Daniel Chian claimed the individual title with a score of 208.
LBSU Hosts Two Events:
Both the Long Beach State’s men’s and women’s golf programs are hosting their annual golf tournaments in February. The men’s team is scheduled to host the Del Walker Intercollegiate Feb. 27-28 at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara are set to participate in the two-day event.
Like the men’s program, the women are also hosting their event on Feb. 27-28. Old Ranch Country Club, in Seal Beach, Calif., will be home to the event that also features UC Irvine and UC Riverside. USC claimed the team title last year, while host LBSU finished third.
Highlander Women Host February Event:
On February 13-14, the UC Riverside women’s golf program is hosting Battle at the Rock at the Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside. Teams from the Big West Conference joining the Highlanders are Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and Hawai’i.
Pair Of Hawai’i Tournaments On The Horizon:
Hawai’i men’s golf is hosting two events in February. The first is the Amer Ari Invitational February 2-4 that the Rainbow Warriors are co-hosting with Hawai’i-Hilo in Waikoloa, Hawai’i. Two weeks later Hawai’i is scheduled to host the annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate February 15-17 at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72; yardage 6991) in Lihue, Kaua’i.
Fullerton’s Edberg Earns National Ranking:
After winning three of the four Fall tournaments she competed in, and finished 3rd in the fourth tournament, Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg enters the 2017 Spring season ranked 35th in the Golfweek ratings. Currently averaging a conference-best 70.33, the senior from Glumslov, Sweden, she became the first Titans golfer to ever hold a scoring average under par through the fall portion of a season. She is also the first Big West golfer to win three tournaments in a season since Jane Chin of UC Irvine claimed three straight titles in 2008.
Jan. 30-31 Folino Invitational (City of Industry, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCR, UCSB
Feb. 2-4 Amer Ari Invitational (Waikoloa, Hawai’i) - UCD, UH
Feb. 13-14 Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational (St. George, Utah) - CSUN, LBSU
Feb. 13-14 The Farms Collegiate Invitational (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) - CP, UCI, UCR, UCSB
Feb. 15-17 John A. Burns Intercollegiate (Lihue, Hawai’i) - UH
Feb. 17-19 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (Palm Desert, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN, UCR
Feb. 20-22 The Prestige at PGA West (La Quinta, Calif.) - UCD
Feb. 27-28 Del Walker Intercollegiate (Long Beach, Calif.) - CP, CSF, CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCR, UCSB
Feb. 27-28 Southwestern Invitational (Westlake Village, Calif.) - UCD
Feb. 11-12 Peg Barnard Invitational (Stanford, Calif.) - LBSU, UCD
Feb. 13-14 Battle at the Rock (Riverside, Calif.) - CP, CSF, CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCR, UH
Feb. 26-27 Westbrook Spring Invitational (Peoria, Ariz.) - UCD
Feb. 27-28 Bruin Wave Invitational (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - CP, CSF, CSUN
Feb. 27-28 The Gold Rush (Seal Beach, Calif.) - LBSU, UCI, UCR