Update From Tanagura, Japan

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    By Jennifer Jory / Fresno State Athletics

    TANAGURA, Japan-- The Fresno State men's golf team is experiencing a wet start to their Centennial season.  Tropical storm Malou has rained out the original start for the Topy Cup.  The storm recorded rainfalls at 4 inches per hour in some areas.  The tournament was scheduled to begin on Thursday morning and has now been pushed back to start Friday morning.  The new plan is to play 36 holes on Friday and 18 holes on Saturday.

    The Bulldogs have been allowed to walk the course to see what they will be facing in the upcoming competition days.  They are in great spirits and still ready to play as soon as the course is clear.  The course is 7,127 yards with a par of 72. 

    Fresno State was one of four men's teams chosen from the United States to travel to Japan to compete in this 28th annual tournament.  The Japanese Golf Association paid for the Bulldogs' head men's golf coach Mike Watney and five student-athletes to travel to Tanagura for the Cup.  The five Bulldogs on the road are: Bhavik Patel, Bryan Hogan, Michael Gideon, Brian Sunker, and Nate Jessup. 

    The Topy Cup Tournament organizers plan to update scores every nine holes at www.topycup.com.  You can also check for updates at www.gobulldogs.com.     


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