Feb. 14, 2012
St. George, UT -
Scott Rubzin shot a 5-under par 67 Tuesday to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 2-stroke victory over host Southern Utah at the Pat Hicks Invitational men's golf tournament. It's the second tourney title of the season for the Titans, who won the Firestone Grill Invitational in Nipomo, California, in October for the reinstated program's initial crown in its third season.
Fullerton's Mark Anguiano tied for second among individuals with his 3-under score of 70-71--141. Rubzin's card was 76-67 -- 143. Chris Russo of Cal State Northridge was the individual winner at 4-under 140.
The Titans combined for a 1-under par 575 to edge the host Thunderbirds, who were 1-over at 577 after leading by four strokes after day one, and outscore 12 other teams. College of Charleston and Cal Poly tied for third at 583.
The other Titans' scores were 73 - 73 -- 146 by Ryan Tetrault, 72 - 76 -- 148 by Dakota Duerr and 73 - 77 --- 150 by Corey Gard. John San Juan played as an individual and shot 71 - 74 -- 145 to tie for 12th place.
Fullerton plays host to nine men's teams as well as a 12-team women's field at the Second Annual Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club Suday through Tuesday.