Men’s Golf: CSUN struggles, places ninth after day one of UCSB Invitational

Steven Espinoza

CSUN finished in ninth place after the first two rounds at the OGIO UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate tournament Monday at the Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara.

As a team, the Matadors started the match 19 over par and finished one over par. CSUN stroked a 306 in the first round and hit 289 in the second round, for a total score of 595.

Individually, Kyler Sauer led the Matadors on the scoreboard. Sauer started the match two over par and finished up at three under par. Sauer stroked a 77 in the first round and he went on to hit a 69 in the second round, for a total score of 146.

Juniors Steven Molumby and Michael O’Connor also did well for the Matadors as they finished the day tied for 21st place. Both players had a total score of 147.

Utah’s Casey Halliday finished in first place as he stroked a 72 in the first round and a 68 in the second round, which placed him on top with a score of 140.  UC Santa Barbara finished in first place with a total score of 579.

For the Matadors, the tournament carries on at 8 a.m. when Martin Dymon tee offs for CSUN.