After three rounds of play, the CSUN men’s golf team finished in ninth place with a total score of 904, shooting scores of 299, 304 and 301 at the Bill Cullum Invitational at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley.
Senior Joe Lopez had the best performance of the day for the Matadors as he scored a two under par performance after three rounds. Lopez broke even in the first round, shooting a 72, and followed up the next two rounds with two one under par scores to give him a total of 214.
Senior Luis Kim finished in a three-way tie for 15th place with a final score of 219, placing him three over par. Kim opened up the first round as CSUN’s best performer, shooting a 71. Kim followed the next two rounds with scores of 73 and 75 to give him a final score of 219, three above par.
In individual performances, freshman Jeff Freund scored his best round in the final round, shooting a 71. Combined with his two previous rounds of 74 and 76, Freund finished five above par to close out the day Freshman Kyle Borggrebe tied for 30th place with a 225 performance. Borggrebe’s best round was in the second, when he shot for an even par. In the first round, he shot a 76 and a 77 in the final round. Sophomore Dean Tonneslan finished the tournament with a 55th place ranking and a total score of 233.
Junior Aaron Hobbs finished two strokes behind Tonneslan at 19 above par. He shot scores of 75, 78 and 82.
Other Matador golfers included juniors Alex Schumacher (237), who finished 64th, Kyle Nicholson (240), who tied for 68th place, sophomore Clint Oleson (243), who tied for 73rd and sophomore Brad Newton (255), who placed 86th.
Loyola Marymount’s Brain Locke improved his game as the invitational went on. He had the best performance on the day with a -9 finish. He scored a two under par in the first round, three under par in the second round and a four under par in the final round for a total score of 207.
In the team competition, Loyola Marymount took first place with a total score of 873.
Despite finishing with three golfers in the top 10, Cal Poly placed second overall behind LMU with a 874 score performance. UC Santa Barbara (880) placed third.
The Matadors will compete in the Pacific Invitational on Nov. 6-7.