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Busy October For Big West Golf


Big West Golf Release - October

Big West At A Glance

Cal Poly Women Capture Team Title:
Defending Women’s Golf Team Champion Cal Poly opened the 2017-18 season with a victory at the Rose City Collegiate.   A birdie by Mallory Muehlbauer on the 18th hole lifted the Mustangs to a one-stroke victory over host Portland State. A day earlier, Muehlbauer, who finished in a tie for fifth place with a 54-hole, two-over-par 218 total, carded career-bests in both a single round, with a score of 68, and for 54 holes.

Jamie Harada, who eagled the 464-yard, par-5 eighth hole and also birdied the 10th, paced the Mustangs and finished second with her two-under-par 214 total on the 6,057-yard, par-72 course, shattering her previous career best for 54 holes by nine strokes.  Muehlbauer and teammate Jamie Binns finished fifth.  Also scoring for Cal Poly were Desiree Gillaspy, who carded 223 total and tied for 16th place, and Meridith Hirsch who scored a 225 aggregate and tied for 26th place.

CSUN Men Host Annual Event:
CSUN is set to host the annual Bill Cullum Invitational Oct. 16-17 at the Wood Ranch Golf Club.  Along with the Matadors, five other Big West schools are slated to participate in the event - Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Defending Big West Men’s Golf Team Champion UC Santa Barbara.  The Gauchos enter this year’s event as the defending champion, as they claimed the Bill Cullum Invitational team title with a 16-stroke lead over second place UC Irvine.

Aloha....Hawai’i Set To Host Multiple Tournaments In October:
The Hawai’i men’s golf program is gearing up to host their first of four tournaments this season with the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational Oct. 29-31 at the Makai Club in Princeville, Kaua’i. Cal Poly and Cal State Fullerton join the Rainbow Warriors in the three-day event.

The women are scheduled to host two events in October.  They kick things off with the Nanea Pac 12 Preview Oct. 23-24 in  Kohala, Hawai’i.  A week later Hawai’i hosts the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Schofield Barracks, O’ahu.

Cal Poly Women Play On Home Turf:
The Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande, Calif., will host the Cal Poly Invitational Oct. 28-29.  Santa Clara won the team title in 2016, while host Cal Poly finished second.  Four of the Mustangs finished in the top seven last year, so look for Cal Poly to make a run for the team title this year.

Anteater Women Host Tournament:
The UC Irvine women’s golf program is set to host the UC Irvine Invitational at the Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana, Calif., Oct. 30-31. Big West schools joining the Anteaters are Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State and UC Riverside.

October Tournaments

Oct. 1-3    Marquette Invitational (Hartford, Wisc.) - UCD
Oct. 2-3    Nick Watney Invitational (Fresno, Calif.) - CP, CSUN, UCI, UCR, UCSB
Oct. 8-9    Windon Memorial Classic (Evanston, Ill.) - UCD
Oct. 9-10    Alister Mackenzie Invitational (Fairfax, Calif.) - UH
Oct. 14-15    Southern Dunes Invitational (Maricopa, Ariz) - CP
Oct. 16-17    Bill Cullum Invitational (Simi Valley, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCR, UCSB
Oct. 26-28    Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational (Stockton, Calif.) - CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCR
Oct. 29-31    Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational (Kauai, Hawai’i) - CP, CSF, UH

Sept. 30-Oct. 1    Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate (Palm Desert, Calif.) - CSF, CSUN, UCR
Oct. 1-3    Chip-N Club Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) - UCI
Oct. 2-3    Windy City Collegiate Classic (Highland Park, Ill.) - UCD
Oct. 6-8    Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate (Denver, Colo.) - CP
Oct. 9-11    New Mexico State Aggie Invitational (Las Cruces, NM) - CSF, UCR
Oct. 10-11    UW Edean Invitational (Sammamish, Wash.) - UCD
Oct. 16-17    Pat Lesser-Harbottle Invitational (Tacoma, Wash.) - UCI
Oct. 16-18    Stanford Intercollegiate (Monterey, Calif.) - CP, UCD
Oct. 22-24    Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Boulder City, Nev.) - LBSU, UCR
Oct. 23-24    Nanea Pac 12 Preview (Kohala, Hawai’i) - UH
Oct. 28-29    Cal Poly Invitational (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) - CP, CSUN
Oct. 30-31    UC Irvine Invitational (Santa Ana, Calif.) - CSF, LBSU, UCI, UCR
Oct. 31-Nov. 1    Rainbow Wahine Invitational (O’ahu, Hawai’i) - UH