Junior Rufie Fessler sits on top of the leader board after the first round of the U.S. Intercollegiate
The 'Dogs will compete in the second edition of the Lamkin Grip Match Play Championship
Fresno State last competed in the Callaway Farms Invitational in 2010
The Fresno State Lexus Classic, held at Fort Washington Country Club, is open to the public
The North Ranch Intercollegiate is the second tournament of the spring season for the Bulldogs
MG 2010 lexus classic
Last updated: June 11, 2012
2011-12 (Senior): Competed in four tournaments ... averaged 71.70 strokes per round over 10 rounds ... recorded two top 10 finishes and four top 15 ... best finish came at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-63-71--204, -9) where he tied for 7th ... placed in a tie for 8th at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational ... carded five rounds of par or better ... shot a low round 63 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, the lowest of his collegiate career ... named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, Oct. 24-30, for his performance at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.
2010-11 (Junior): Competed in 14 tournaments ... named first-team All-WAC for second year in a row ... qualified for NCAA Regionals as an individual ... recorded eight top 10 finishes, including six in the top five ... best finishes came at the Wolf Pack Invitational (71-69--140) and OGIO Santa Barbara Intercollegiate (71-72-70--213) where he tied for third ... averaged 72.15 strokes per round ... shot a low round 66 at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational ... compiled 147 birdies and two eagles ... ranked third in the nation in birdies ... named WAC Player of the Week, March 28-April 3 ... awarded team MVP ... participated in the 2011 U.S. Amateur ... tied the course record of 61 at Riverbend Golf Club in Madera.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Competed in 13 tournaments ... awarded first-team All-WAC ... won the USD Callaway Tournament at The Farms Golf Club (69-70-69--208) ... had an average score of 71.58, the fourth lowest in program history ... shot a low round of 65 ... named the team's MVP for the season ... participated in the 2010 U.S. Amateur.
2008-09 (Freshman): 2009 U.S. Amateur semifinalist, first ever in Fresno State history ... competed in eight tournaments after joining the Bulldogs in the spring ... averaged 73.25 stokes per round ... highlighted the season with a tie for fourth at the Western Intercollegiate ... qualified for NCAA Regionals as an individual ... WAC Player of the Week ... had two top 10 finishes, one coming at the WAC Championships ... had 69 birdies and four eagles ... team's Outstanding Freshman ... holds the course record of 62 at Seven Oaks Country Club in Bakersfield.
Bakersfield High: Four year letter winner ... four-time team MVP ... four-time all-league and all-area ... 2007 Co-All Area Player of the Year ... 2006 and 2008 Men's Kern County Player of the Year ... team captain ... took second place at the 2006 SCGA Amateur Championship ... 68.00 stroke average during junior year, which is the lowest ever in Kern County ... played on the California Junior Tour in 2003-07 ... won 2008 Kern County Men's Amateur ...holds current low round record of 63 at river Lakes golf Course in Bakersfield.
Personal: Born Oct. 24, 1990, in Bakersfield, Calif. ... parents are Shobhana and Bobby Patel ... one sibling, Roma Patel ... enjoys playing basketball and watching sports ... his favorite athlete is Tiger Woods because he is dominant.