Titans Claim First Ever Folino Invitational Championship

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Entering the day atop the leaderboard, the Cal State Fullerton men's golf team held on to the top spot to claim its first ever Folino Invitational Championship on Tuesday afternoon at the Industry Hills Golf Course in City of Industry, Calif.

 Holding a 14-stroke lead over UC Irvine, the Titans shot a 291 (+3), its highest round of the tournament, finishing the three rounds of play at 1-under par 863 to capture the title.

The Anteaters tallied a final round score of 300 (+12) to finish with an overall score of (886, +22), but were actually overtaken by Sacramento State for second place in the tournament.

Fullerton ran away from Sacramento State as well, finishing 16-strokes better than the Hornets who shot an overall score of (879, +15) while shooting an identical final round to the Titans, (291, +3). British Columbia finished the tournament shooting a 40-over-par 904 to finish in fourth place, while Grand Canyon shot a final round score of 299 (+11) to finish in the invitation 56-over par 920 to land in fifth place.

The tournament victory gives the Titans its third overall event championship of the season and first ever crown while competing in its host tournament. Fullerton becomes the third different champion in tournament history amongst Long Beach State and Cal Poly. The overall score of 863 (-1) is also the best team score on record at the Folino, surpassing Cal Poly's 867 (+3) by four-strokes during the 2011 event. All five team participants Anguiano, Tetrault, Gard, De Silva and Park finished in the top-20 as individuals for the Titans.

Fullerton's Mark Anguiano finished in first ahead of Sacramento State's Owen Tyler and fellow Titan Ryan Tetrault after shooting 2-under par 70 on Tuesday to finish at 12-under-par 204. Anguiano's total score of 204 shattered the lowest-ever individual tournament score of 212 (-1), previously held by Geoff Gonzalez of Cal Poly in the 2011 competition. Anguiano entered the day at 10-under-par 134, good for first place and coasted to the title through the final day.

Junior Tetrault held onto his day one second place finish, to conclude the tournament tied for second place with a 2-under-par 214 following a third round 71 (-1). Senior Corey Gard was one of three Titans to finish the tournament in the top-10. Gard shot a final round of 76 (+4) while marking an overall score of 223 (+7) to finish tied for ninth place.

Freshman Kyle De Silva moved down four spots from the first and second rounds to finish tied for 14th place following a final round of 79 (+7) and overall score of 11-over-par 227. Senior Josh Park finished tied for 16th place shooting a 2-over-par 74 while marking a final score of 228 (+12).

Senior Scott Rubzin, sophomore Mark Jensma, and freshman Matt Murphy all competed as individuals in the event. Rubzin fired a total score of 231 to stand at 15-over-par to finish tied for 27th place. Jensma fell one spot to finish tied for 31st with a final round of 76 (+4) and overall mark of 232 (+16). Murphy concluded the tournament with a 7-over-par 79 to finish tied for 36th in the standings with an overall score of 235 (+19).

The Titans will now head into its third event of the spring portion of the schedule in the Jones Invitational in Somis, Calif., on Feb. 24-25, 2014.
 

Pos.

Team/Player

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

1st

Cal State Fullerton

287

285

291

863 (-1)

1st

Mark Anguiano

66

68

70

204 (-12)

T2

Ryan Tetrault

73

70

71

214 (-2)

T7

Corey Gard

74

73

76

223 (+7)

T14

Kyle De Silva

74

74

79

227 (+11)

T16

Josh Park

78

76

74

228 (+12)