Men’s and women’s golf finish strong heading into conference

Justin Satzman

Senior Doug Miller shot a final-round 73 to break the top 20, and the Cal State Northridge men’s golf team finished with a final-round 311 to finish in 12th place at the Saint Mary’s/Merrill Lynch Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif. April 11

As a team, the Matadors posted team rounds of 310-306-311 for a total of 927 through 54 holes to finish tied with Weber State. CSUN also finished five shots out of the top 10.

Miller followed up rounds of 79-75 on April 10 with a one-over par 73 on April 11 to finish tied for 19th at +11, 227. Freshman Erik Jarvey also shot his best round of the tournament on April 11 as he shot rounds of 77-80-75 to finish in a tie for 38th at +16, 232.

As an individual, junior Dean Tonneslan finished tied for 49th at +18, 234 after rounds of 79-77-78. junior Luis Kim, who was tied for 16th after two rounds, fell in the final-round, He shot an 86 and slipped into a tie for 62nd at +20, 236. Amit Nat (75-84-80–239) tied for 71st and Joe Lopez (79-80-83–242) tied for 80th place.

Lamar took home the team medal by beating Xavier by one stroke. Fresno State (908) finished third, Texas-Arlington (909) was fourth, and UC Santa Barbara (916) finished fifth.

Fresno State’s Jason Anthony took home the individual medal with a score of 218 (+4). Anthony tied Lamar’s Oliver Bekker for first place but won the tie-breaker by default. Bekker posted the only under-par round on April 11 with a 1-under 71.

T he Cal State Northridge women’s golf team finished with a final-round 324 to beat Big West rival UC Riverside by two strokes while sophomore Jennifer Yoo finished second with a three-round 236 at the CSUN Spring Invitational at TPC at Valencia.

The Matadors, who were eight shots off the pace after two rounds, took four shots off their previous low to take the tournament title.

CSUN finished with rounds of 330-328-324 to post a team 982. UC Riverside was second after carding rounds of 317-342-325, giving them a score of 984. UCR was followed by Cal State San Marcos (324-340-332–996) and Cal Poly (323-327-348–998).

For the Matadors, sophomore Katrina Sutton (84-83-76–243) finished fourth while freshman Stephanie Aston finished fifth (79-81-84–244). Senior Kristin Smith (83-81-83–247) and sophomore Jameliz Torres (84-83-83–250) finished in the top 10. Smith was eighth and Torres finished 10th, but Aston and Torres competed as individuals.

Senior Carin Ernby (83-82-89–254) tied for 15th, junior Jasmine Koehler (82-87-89–258) was 19th, sophomore Lucy Davies (84-89-87–260) finished 20th and freshman Mallory Gonzalez (109-112-113–334) finished 25th.

UCR’s Jennifer Bermingham won individual honors after a final-round three-over par 75 gave her the win over Yoo. Bermingham finished with rounds of 74-84-75 to finish at 233, beating Yoo by three strokes. Yoo followed up rounds of 81-77 on April 10 with a final round 78 on April 11 to finish at 236. Jennell French of Cal State San Marcos finished third (79-79-80–238).

Up next for both the men and the women will be the Big West Chamionships in Rancho Santa Margarita at the Tijeras Creek Golf Course April 24.

Justin Satzman can be reached at sports_sundial@csun.edu.