Fresno State in Second at WAC Championship
May 1, 2006
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State shot an opening-round 289 (+5) on Monday in Boise, Idaho, at the Western Athletic Conference Championship and is in second place, trailing current leader New Mexico State by only two strokes.
Seniors Brian Kelley, Jonny Rosa and Jason Anthony are all tied for fourth after shooting 1-over 72s, putting them three strokes off individual leader Kevin Nabbefeld (69) of San Jose State. Freshman Matt Shaw shot 73 (+2) and is tied for 11th. Senior Ryan McDonald is tied for 31st with 76.
"We're playing on one of the tightest golf courses I have ever seen in my life," said head coach Mike Watney. "The out of bounds markers are so close. We kind of left a couple shots out there that had the potential to make birdie, but at the same time I know we hit a lot of good shots.
"All in all, we had a pretty good day. We are going to have to play very well in the next rounds because the other teams are also playing well."
San Jose State and Nevada are tied for third with 291, and host Boise State is in fifth with 292.
Fresno State tees off Tuesday at Crane Creek Country Club at 8:40 a.m. MT for the second round. Live coverage will be available at www.golfstat.com.