Golf Has a Bye Week While Preparing for the Fresno State-Lexus Classic
Sept. 24, 2002
BULLDOGS PREPARE FOR THEIR ONLY HOME TOURNAMENT
Bulldog golf is taking a bye week this week in order to prepare for next week's action at home, the Fresno-State Lexus Classic. The tournament will take place at the San Joaquin Country Club on Oct. 11-12. Last season, Fresno State finished first at the Fresno Lexus Classic with a score of 834. Senior Nick Watney, (Dixon, Calif.) finished first individually with a final score of 203 (71-63-69).
BULLDOGS TAKE SEVENTH IN TOLEDO
The 2002 Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational was held in Toledo, Ohio, last week. Among the 15 schools that participated were Toledo, Alabama-Birmingham, Florida, Georgia, Fresno State, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Kent State, Kentucky, Long Beach State, Michigan State, Northwestern and Oklahoma State. Florida, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Toledo, Georgia, Fresno State, Illinois, Northwestern, Kansas, Long Beach State, Kent State, Kentucky, Notre Dame and UAB finished 1st through 15th, respectively.
THE TOP DOGS THAT ATTENDED
The five players from Fresno State that traveled to Toledo were senior Nick Watney (Dixon, Calif.), junior Chad Spencer (Rocklin, Calif.), sophomore Ryan Carter (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) freshman Ryan McDonald and sophomore Tony Harmon (Upland, Calif.). Watney finished first with a score of 215 (70-71-74). Other Bulldogs that placed in the top 25, was Spencer, who finished 22nd with a final score of 225 (72-76-77).
BULLDOGS PLACE SIXTH AT TOPY CUP
Among the schools from the U.S. competing in the 11-team Topy Cup Tournament were NCAA champions Minnesota, NCAA runner-up Clemson, Arizona State and Fresno State. Clemson finished first with a score of 830, Minnesota placed fifth with a score of 861, Fresno State finished in sixth with a final score of 874 and Arizona State finished in seventh with a score of 878.
WATNEY TAKES SECOND AT TOPY CUP
Senior Nick Watney (Dixon, Calif.) captured second place in the final round of the Topy Cup Tournament with a score of 203 (70-65-68). Watney's determination and strong second and final round pushed him up one spot and helped secure Fresno State's sixth place finish.
WATNEY TO THE WHITE HOUSE
After helping the United States defend the title of the Palmer Cup, Watney and his other teammates are invited to attend a formal meeting in Washington D.C. to meet President George W. Bush. Watney is expected to visit the White House later this fall, possibly late November.