Matadors Sit 11th After Two Rounds of Bill Cullum Invitational, Chris Russo Tied for 20th
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Cal State Northridge carded team rounds of 298-304 and is in 11th-place after two rounds of the CSUN Bill Cullum Invitational at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley.
In the team race, Long Beach State (567) overtook first round leader Denver (569) and carries a two-shot lead over the Pioneers into Tuesday's final round. Arizona State (571) is four shots off the lead with Sacramento State (573) fouth and UC Santa Barbara (577) in the 13-team field.
Denver's C.J. Kim, who fired a tournament 18-hole record 64 in Monday's first round, leads Loyola Marymount's Tyler Torano by one shot in the individual competition with 18 holes to play. Kim sits at six under-par 138 while Torano is at (-5) 139. A quartet of golfers are tied for third at (-4) 140.
For the Matadors, junior Chris Russo is tied for 20th at one over-par 145. Russo opened with a one under-par 71 but finished Monday with a (+2) 74. Russo is seeking his third top-10 finish of the season.
"I know Chris isn't happy with the way he played," said Matador head coach Jim Bracken. "He played well this morning but he, along with a lot of guys, had trouble putting in the afternoon."
Sophomore Ryan Green bounced back from an opening round 77 to post an even-par 72 in the second round and is tied for 39th at (+5) 149. Freshman Richard Kim, competing as an individual, is currently tied for 56th at (+8) 152 following rounds of 74-78. Senior Jason Rosenkranz is one spot behind Kim in a tied for 59th at (+9) 153 after posting scores of 74-79, Steven Molumby is is tied for 69th at (+11) 155 after rounds of 76-79 and Sebastien Domingo is 85th at (+25) 169 after rounds of 84-85.
"I'm disappointed in how we played but I know the guys gave it their best effort," said Bracken. "We just didn't perform well today. This is our last tournament of the fall but we'll work hard and get ready to come back strong in the spring. "
The final 18 holes will be played Tuesday with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m off holes No. 1 and No. 10.
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