Men’s Golf: Matadors drop three spots to seventh on day two of championship


Steven Espinoza

Courtesy of Go Matadors
Senior Kyler Sauer continued to be CSUN’s most consistent player on Monday, as he was the Matadors’ top performer in the second day of the Big West Tournament. Courtesy of Go Matadors



The Matadors finished in 7th place after day two of the Big West Conference Men’s Championship at The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto Monday.

Team-wise, the Matadors entered the second round 19-over par. Monday, CSUN finished at 12-over par.

The team posted a score of 295 in the first round and a score of  300 in the second round for a total score of 595 points.

Senior Kyler Sauer was CSUN’s best performer Monday. He initially started Monday’s match in sixth place but finished tied for second, along with senior Nainoa Calip of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and senior Mark Anguiano of the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Furthermore, Sauer entered Monday’s match at three under par and finished at just two under par. He shot 71 and 70 in the first and second rounds respectively, earning a combined score of 141.

Two Matadors stayed stagnant in the standings. Junior Michael O’Connor and senior Oscar Sachs both finished tied for 24th place. O’Connor scored a 75 in the first round and a 76 in the second round, earning him a total score of 151. On the other hand, Sachs scored a 72 in the first round and a 79 in the second round, matching his teammate’s score of 151.

Fullerton leads the race in a pursuit of the Big West crown with a score total of 578. In second place are the UC Davis Aggies who only trail by two strokes with a total score of 580. The UC Riverside Highlanders finished in third place with a score of 586.

UC Davis’ Matt Hansen was the sole leader of Monday’s individual standings. Hansen went wire-to-wire as he started in first place and finished in first place with a score of 136.

Despite the fact that the Matadors currently sit in seventh place, CSUN looks to finish strong in the last day of the Big West Championship Monday, as they were as high as fourth earlier in the tournament. Junior Matador Aden Louez will tee off for CSUN at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday morning.