Top-Five Finish for Matadors at OGIO Santa Barbara Intercollegiate

March 29, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Nick Delio and Chris Russo both posted top-20 finishes and the Cal State Northridge men's golf team moved up to a fifth-place finish at the OGIO Santa Barbara Intercollegiate at Sandpiper G.C.

The Matadors (895) finished well back of team champion Oregon (852) but their final round 296, which matched their second round score, was enough to move them up three spots. Host UC Santa Barbara (879) was second, Fresno State (885) was third, Pacific (894) was fourth and CSUN was fifth in the 16-team field.

Delio led the Matadors with a 13th-place finish, the sixth time in eight tournaments this season he has led Northridge in scoring. Delio matched his opening round 74 with a final round 74 to finish at four over-par 220.

Russo also finished among the top-20, the fifth time this season he has finished either in the top-10 or top-20. The sophomore sandwiched rounds of 76 around a second round 70 to finish tied for 16th at six over-par 222.

Satch Herrmann followed up his season-best 21st place finish at the Folino Invitational last week with a 36th place showing. Herrmann finished with rounds of 75-81-73 to finish at (+13) 229. Matt Siporin finished tied for 42nd at (+14) 230 following rounds of 79-78-73 and Arthur Chung wound up tied for 55th at (+17) 233 after rounds of 78-76-79. Freshman Ryan Green was the lone Matador to compete individually and finished tied for 62nd at (+19) 235 following rounds of 76-84-75.

Cal State Northridge will return to action Apr. 9-10 as the Matadors travel to Tempe, Ariz., to compete in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational.

Mar. 28-29, 2011

1. Oregon 274-287-291 (852)
2. UC Santa Barbara 288-292-299 (879)
3. Fresno State 298-294-293 (885)
4. Pacific 300-298-296 (894)
5. Northridge 303-296-296 (895)

T13. Nick Delio 74-72-74--220 (+4)
T16. Chris Russo 76-70-76--222 (+6)
T36. Satch Herrmann 75-81-73--229 (+13)
T42. Matt Siporin 79-78-73--230 (+14)
T55. Arthur Chung 78-76-79--233 (+17)
T62. Ryan Green* 76-84-75--235 (+19)

* - Competed as an Individual

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