Bulldogs Swing Into Top Five
    Bulldog Rufie Fessler sits in a tie for seventh place after firing a 72 on the day.
    Bulldog Rufie Fessler sits in a tie for seventh place after firing a 72 on the day.

    March 9, 2013

    By Elly Walker
    eawalker@mail.fresnostate.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    BANDON DUNES, Ore. -- The Fresno State men's golf team teed off day two of the Bandon Dunes Championship in Bandon, Ore. to finish in a tie for fifth place.

    Following day one's performance the 'Dogs sat 13-over par in a tie for ninth place. The Bulldogs (301-288--589) powered through day two of the three-day tournament to sit even par and in the top five of the 18-field team.

    "It was good to pass several teams and we hope to do it again on Sunday," head coach Mike Watney said.

    No. 2 ranked UCLA trails behind the Bulldogs with four additional strokes (593) and No. 3 ranked Washington follows with five additional strokes (594).

    The 'Dogs are led by freshman Troix Tonkham, who sits in second place at three-under par. Tonkham is one stroke behind tournament leader Bryon Meth of Pacific, who shot four-under par.

    Tonkham fired one-under par (71) and made four birdies on the day. On the tournament, Tonkham shot 144 (70-71).

    Rufie Fessler also leads the Bulldogs after firing a 72 on the day. Fessler, who sat in a tie for 34th place following round one, now sits in a tie for seventh place out of 95 players. In round two, Fessler made five birdies for total score of 144 (75-69).

    "Troix and Rufie had great scores at Bandon Dunes today," Watney said.

    During day two of the three-day tournament, the Bulldogs faced winds at 15mph on the Old McDonald course link at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

    The Bulldogs continue competition on Sunday, March 10. Follow live scoring on www.golfstat.com and check www.gobulldogs.com for the recap.

     

     

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