The Fresno State men's golf team concluded the 2013 Winchester Classic to finish in ninth place out of 11 teams.
Senior Rufie Fessler led the 'Dogs in round two to remain in the top-10 of the Winchester Classic.
The Fresno State men's golf team battled day one of the Winchester Classic to sit in the top-10 with three Bulldogs in the top-25.
As defending champions, the Fresno State men's golf team will compete in the Winchester Classic on April 19-21st in Meadow Vista, Calif.
The Fresno State men's golf team competed in the Western Intercollegiate to finish in a tie for 11th place at 68-over par.
Last updated: September 12, 2012
2011-12 (Junior): Competed in all 12 tournaments ... led the team with a 74.97 scoring average over 34 rounds ... posted a low round of 65 at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif. ... carded five rounds of par or better ... recorded five top 25 finishes, four of which were in the top 15 ... best finish was a tie for sixth at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational ... placed in a tie for 10th at the Winchester Classic (75-69-77--221) ... won athletic department's George Ilg Memorial Award for top male newcomer ... earned Academic All-WAC honors ... named team's co-Most Outstanding Player.
Bakersfield College: Named all-conference in back-to-back years ... recorded a 72.6 scoring average his second year, the fourth lowest average in the state ... won the conference championship hi s freshman year.
Personal: Born July 25, 1991 in Bakersfield, Calif. ... parents are Randi and Roger Fessler ... has three sisters, Reisa, Rya and Reagan ... Finished 19th at Southwestern Amateur ... 1st place at Bakersfield City tournament ... hobbies include plating basketball and watching football ... Sergio Garcia is his favorite athlete ... his biggest athletic thrill was having the opportunity to play on the British Open course the day after the tournament ... chose to attend Fresno State because it seemed like a place where he could improve his game.
Coach's Comments: Rufie is a proven solid player who shot a 65 at Stanford last season. He led the team in top tens and top twenties. I think his potential could be at the professional level. He drives it long yet has an unbelievable touch around the greens. His sand game is already Tour level. He has a beautiful fluidity to his swing and a great physique to play this game at the highest level. He has a rhythm that tour pros work years to develop. On a scale of one to ten, he is a nine+ physically His gifts are many and now it is up to him to see just how good he can get. If he can straighten out that driver, I predict that Rufie will win this year. Rufie reminds me of Nick Watney. He's strong, athletic, drives the ball a mile. When Nick gained control of his driver, he became a three-time All-American with a senior stroke average of 69. Rufie has that kind of serious potential.