March 1, 2014

Titans Head to Long Beach for Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic

FULLERTON, Calif.--  After finishing fifth at the Jones Invitational in the Somis, Calif., last weekend the Cal State Fullerton men's golf team heads to Long Beach, Calif., to participate in the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic as one of 11 teams competing in the two-day tournament on Mar. 3-4.

THE COURSE: The two-day event will be contested at the Virginia Country Club, playing at 6,582 yards from the tournament tees and par 70 for the 54-hole event. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. for the first and second round on Monday and will conclude Tuesday for the final 18 holes at 8 a.m.

THE FIELD: Competing alongside the Titans will be squads from Arizona, Colorado State, Cal State Northridge, Denver, Grand Canyon, Kansas State, Minnesota, UC Santa Barbara, Wichita State and host Long Beach State.

KEEP ME LIVE: Live scoring will be available for this week's event at Golfstat.com for both days. Please visit http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/indexh.cfm?tournament_id=5011 for scores as they become available.

IN THE RANKINGS: Cal State Fullerton is ranked No. 45 in the nation according to the Golfstat.com NCAA team rankings, facing a field that features all 10 other competing teams ranked below the Titans: Minnesota is No. 78, Colorado State is No. 96, host Long Beach State is No. 101, Arizona is No. 105, Kansas State is No. 123, Wichita State is No. 138, Denver is No. 140, UC Santa Barbara is No. 166, Cal State Northridge is No. 184 and Grand Canyon is currently unranked.

According to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, Fullerton is one of four top-100 ranked teams in the competition rated at No. 55; The rest of the field: Minnesota is No. 66, Colorado State is No. 96, host Long Beach State is No. 98, Arizona is No. 105, Kansas State is No. 120, Denver is No. 139, Wichita State is No. 149, UC Santa Barbara is No. 173, Cal State Northridge is No. 183 and Grand Canyon is No. 195.

DEL WALKER INTERCOLLEGIATE: This week will mark the fourth-ever participation for the Titans in the Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic in Southern California hosted by Long Beach State. Colorado State owns the most titles in the tournament's history during a three-year reign from 2007-09. This is the 18th time Long Beach State has hosted the Del Walker, including a title in the most recent 2013 event  posting a total score of (284-280-274--838, -2).

 Year: Past Cal State Fullerton Team Score/Finish

2012-13: (284-284-281—849), Fourth Place
2010-11: (370-369-352—1091), Third Place
2009-10: (367-362-382—1111), 16th Place

A LOOK BACK: Fullerton junior Ryan Tetrault finished in sixth place with an overall score of 222 (+6) to pace the Titans to a fifth place finish at the Jones Invitational at the Saticoy Golf Club in City of Somis, Calif. on Feb. 24-25, 2014. The Titans shot 600 (+24) over the first day of play, including a 300 (+12) second round and a score of 306 (+18) in the third round to finish 906 (+42). Fullerton finished 25-strokes behind the tournament champions San Diego State who shot an overall score of (881, +17). The Aztecs shot a final round of 292 (+4) to clinch the title.

Southern California followed with a final round score of 297 (+9) to finish with an overall score of (882, +18). San Diego finished the tournament shooting a 24-over-par 888 to finish in third place, while Brigham Young shot a final round score of 300 (+12) to finish in the invitation 36-over par 900 to round out the top five.

Senior Mark Anguiano dropped three slots from day one in shooting a final round 75 (+3) to finish in 26th with an 11-over-par 227. Fellow senior Corey Gard finished tied for 27th with an overall score of 228 (+12) to lead the Titans. Anguiano shot a team best of 71 (E) in the first round. Junior Josh Park shot 82 (+10) on Tuesday and ended the tournament 16-over par to tie for 33rd in the standings. Fullerton freshman Kyle De Silva finished 25-over par with an overall score of 241 for the Titans.

HOME SWEET HOME: Cal State Fullerton excelled not only as a team, but individually at its host event in City of Industry, Calif., in the Folino Invitational on Feb. 17-18. Seven out of the 11 Titans on the 2013-14 Men's Roster produced their best finishes of the season:

Player: Individual Score/ Finish

Mark Anguiano- (66-68-70—204, -12), First Place
Ryan Tetrault- (72-78-72—222, -2), Second Place
Kyle De Silva- (74-74-79—227, +11), 14th Place
Josh Park- (78-76-74—228, +12), 16th Place
Scott Rubzin- (79-77-75—231, +15), 27th Place
Mark Jensma- (77-79-76—232, +16), 31st Place
Matt Murphy- (79-77-79—235, +19), 36th Place

HAVING A GOOD HABIT: The Titans have recorded a fifth or better finish in six out of the first seven events of the season:

Itani Quality Home Collegiate – (837, -3), Second Place, Sept. 9-10, 2013
Dash Thomas Memorial – (865, +13), tied for Third Place, Sept. 23-24, 2013
Bill Cullum Invitational – (849, -15), First Place, Oct. 21-22, 2013
Warrior Princeville Invitational – (822, -42), First Place, Nov. 4-6, 2013
Folino Invitational – (863, -1), First Place, Feb. 17-18, 2014
Jones Invitational- (906, +42), Fifth Place, Feb. 24-25, 2014

SETTLING DOWN IN THE SECOND: In four of the seven tournaments, the Titans team shot a team-best round in the second round:

Itani Quality Home Collegiate: (277, -5), Second Place, Sept. 9, 2013
Bill Cullum Invitational: (280, -8), First Place, Oct. 21, 2013
Folino Invitational – (285, -3), First Place, Feb. 17, 2014
Jones Invitational- (300, +12), Fifth Place, Feb. 24, 2014

ROUNDS AT PAR OR BETTER IN 2013-14:

Mark Anguiano (16):

70 (E) -- 1st Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 8, 2013

69 (-1) -- 2nd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 9, 2013

65 (-5) -- 3rd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 10, 2013

70 (-1) -- 1st Round – Dash Thomas Memorial, Sept. 22, 2013

70 (-1) -- 2nd Round -- Dash Thomas Memorial, Sept. 23, 2013

66 (-5) -- 3rd Round -- Dash Thomas Memorial, Sept. 24, 2013

71 (-1) -- 1st Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 21, 2013

67 (-5) -- 2nd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 21, 2013

69 (-3) -- 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 2013

65 (-7) -- 1st Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 4, 2013

66 (-6) -- 2nd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 5, 2013

70 (-2) -- 3rd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 6, 2013

71 (E) -- 1st Round – Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 27, 2014

66 (-6) – 1st Round – Folino Invitational, Feb. 17, 2014

68 (-4) – 2nd Round – Folino Invitational, Feb. 17, 2014

70 (-2) – 3rd Round – Folino Invitational, Feb. 18, 2014

Kyle De Silva (3):

72 (E) -- 1st Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 21, 2013

72 (E) -- 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 2013

67 (-5) -- 1st Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 4, 2013

Corey Gard (11):

66 (-4) -- 1st Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 8, 2013

70 (E) -- 2nd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 9, 2013

71 (E) -- 2nd Round -- Dash Thomas Memorial, Sept. 23, 2013

70 (-1) -- 3rd Round -- Dash Thomas Memorial, Sept. 24, 2013

71 (-1) – 1st Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 21, 2013

69 (-3) – 2nd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 21, 2013

70 (-2) – 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 2013

70 (-2) -- 1st Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 4, 2013

69 (-3) -- 2nd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 5, 2013

72 (E) -- 3rd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 6, 2013

70 (-2) – 2nd Round – Jones Invitational, Feb. 24, 2014

Josh Park (3):

72 (E) -- 1st Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 4, 2013

69 (-3) -- 2nd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 5, 2013

69 (-3) -- 3rd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 6, 2013

Ryan Tetrault (10):

67 (-3) -- 2nd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 9, 2013

68 (-2) -- 3rd Round -- Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 10, 2013

71 (-1) – 2nd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 21, 2013

70 (-2) – 3rd Round -- Bill Cullum Invitational, Oct. 22, 2013

70 (-2) -- 1st Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 4, 2013

70 (-2) -- 2nd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 5, 2013

65 (-7) -- 3rd Round -- Warrior Wave Princeville, Nov. 6, 2013

70 (-2) – 2nd Round – Folino Invitational, Feb. 17, 2014

71 (-1) – 3rd Round – Folino Invitational, Feb. 18, 2014

72 (E) – 3rd Round – Jones Invitational, Feb. 25, 2014

TAP-INS:

• This week will mark the fourth time Cal State Fullerton men's golf team participates in the Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic hosted by Long Beach State. The highest finish the Titans have achieved is third place in the 2010-11 event, shooting (370-369-352—1091).

• Following the Titans fifth place finish at the Jones Invitational, Cal State Fullerton's team ranking moved up three spots from No. 48 to No. 45 in the Golfstat.com NCAA team rankings.

• Three Titans own current season scoring averages of below 73.00 (Anguiano- 69.95, Tetrault- 70.57, Gard- 72.19)

• Fullerton's overall score of (906, +42) at the Jones Invite was the highest total score the Titans have shot during the entire season. This is 13-strokes higher than the 893 (+41) marked at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Jan. 27-28 in which the Titans finished an overall seventh place.

• Three Titans have taken over 1,400 strokes on the season (Gard 1,516; Tetrault 1482; Anguiano 1,469)

• Fullerton has had 18 under-70 rounds this season led by 12 from Mark Anguiano, and three apiece from junior Ryan Tetrault and senior Corey Gard.