Sept. 21, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's men's golf team played a solid final round Tuesday and moved up to 12th place at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. The Dogs opened the tournament with a nightmare round of 312 on Monday morning, but played the last 36 holes at even par on a tough golf course.
In a tournament field that included six teams ranked in the Top 35, led by No. 1 Oregon, No. 3 Texas A&M and No. 5 Washington, the Dogs moved past BYU on final day in the 14-team field.
Junior Bhavik Patel (77-66-69--143) tied for 4th place, moving up four spots after a 3-under par round Tuesday. Patel, who had the fourth-lowest scoring average by a Bulldog during his sophomore season, made five birdies on his round and played his final 36 holes at 9-under par.
Bryan Hogan (73-71-75--144) played a solid tournament and finished tied for 21st in the 75-man field. Over 54 holes, Hogan only had one hole worse than a bogey.
Pepperdine (-17) easily defeated host Washington (-10) by seven strokes, with San Diego State (-5) the only other school under par.
"We count 12 scores. Our top six scores averaged 70 but our bottom 6 scores averaged 78. That isn't like us. We are usually strong throughout the lineup. There are some guys back home chomping at the bit to get in the lineup. The competition for team spots will be good for us," said head coach Mike Watney.
"We are Your Team!" The Bulldog men's golf team returns to action Oct. 4-5 at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev. Follow the tournament results on www.golfstat.com.
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