Final Tune Up Before Conference Championship
Big West Conference Golf Release - April
Big West At A Glance
UC Davis, UCSB Men Close Out Season Hosting Tournaments: The UC Davis men’s golf team is slated to host its annual event, the El Macero Classic, April 13-15 at the El Macero Golf Club. Joining the Aggies are Air Force, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Canyon, Idaho, Nebraska-Omaha, Nevada, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, TCU, Texas Tech and Utah.
The UC Santa Barbara men’s golf program is set to host the UCSB Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the Sandpiper Golf Course (par 72, yardage: 7,068) April 16-17. The two-day tournament includes Cal Baptist, CSUN, Long Beach State, UC Riverside, Weber State.
Bergland Cards Hole-In-One; Cal Poly Seventh in Hawaii Tournament: Sophie Bergland carded a hole-in-one and briefly held the individual lead after 11 holes of play in the first round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic on Monday on The Bay Course at Kapalua Resort. Bergland, who aced the 138-yard 17th hole, finished the round with a one-over-par 73 on the 6,012-yard, par-72 course and tied for seventh place with two other golfers after the day of play and went on to finish tied for 26th with a three-round score of 225.
Masuda Captures Anuenue Spring Break Classic Title: Hawai’i Women Tie For First: University of Hawai’i junior Kaci Masuda captured the Anuenue Spring Break Classic title by three strokes after a final round 70 Wednesday at Kapalua’s Bay Course. Masuda, a Pearl City, O’ahu native, is UH’s first medalist since Eimi Koga captured the 2015 Hobble Creek Classic. Her final score of 4-under 212 was three strokes better than runner-up Lauren Hartlage of Louisville, who finished at 1-under 215. UH and Louisville finished the three-day tournament at 879, however the Cardinals captured the championship trophy due to a tie-breaker. Hawai’i held a two-stroke lead heading into Wednesday’s final round but for the second straight day, had to play with only a four-person line-up as freshman Sahara Washington’s illness forced her to withdraw again. Hawai’i shot a final round 300 and its 879 total was its best score of the season and best finish at the sixth annual Anuenue Classic.
UCI’s Avery French Captures Fresno State Classic Individual Title: Avery French shot a tournament-low 69 on the final round to earn co-medalist honors at the Fresno State Classic at the Copper River Country Club Tuesday. French posted a score of 211 (70-72-69) to capture her first career title. French joins Janet Yeo, who was co-medalist at the Chip-N-Club Invitational in October, with individual titles this season. It is the first time since 2008 that UCI has had multiple individual winners in the same season.
LBSU’s Joe Fryer Finishes As Individual Medalist; Team Ties For First: A fantastic final round from Joe Fryer carried Long Beach State into a tie for first place at the Sacramento State Invitational, as Fryer closed the tournament at 6-under par after a third round 67. The win was the second of his career, as Fryer also won the Folino Invitational last season as a sophomore. Fryer guided the team to a tie for first place alongside defending team champion Grand Canyon, with the Antelopes round three score of 284 serving as the tiebreaker and giving the team title to GCU.
April 2-3 Seattle Redhawk Invitational (University Place, Wash) - LBSU, UCSB
April 7-8 Western Intercollegiate (Santa Cruz, Calif.) - UCI, UH
April 9-10 The Geiberger at PGA West (Palm Desert, Calif.) - CP, CSUN, UCSB
April 9-10 Cowboy Classic (Chandler, Ariz.) - CSF, LBSU, UCD
April 13-15 El Macero Classic (El Macero, Calif.) - CP, CSF, UCD
April 14-15 ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Tempe, Ariz.) - UCI, UH
April 16-17 UCSB Intercollegiate (Santa Barbara, Calif.) - CSUN, LBSU, UCR, UCSB
April 29-May 1 Big West Championship (City of Industry, Calif.)
April 2-3 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (Maricopa, Ariz.) - CSUN
April 9 Black & Blue Rivalry (Irvine, Calif.) - LBSU, UCI
April 9-10 Bobcat Desert Invitational (Goodyear, Ariz.) - UCR
April 15-17 Big West Championship (Irvine, Calif.)