USU golf: Tanner Higham finishes tied for sixth at Cal State Fullerton hosted Folino Invitational

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 10:42 p.m. MST

Utah State junior Tanner Higham (Shelley, Idaho) carded a final round 1-under 71 to move into a tie for sixth place with a 3-over 219 (75-73-71) at the Cal State Fullerton hosted Folino Invitational held at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms on Tuesday. Higham was tied for 13th after 36-holes before tying for the best final round of the day with his 1-over 71.

Utah State also performed well Tuesday as it carded the third-best team score of the final round with an 8-over 296 to move from eighth into sixth-place in the nine-team field with a 36-over 910 (309-305-296). During its final round, USU shot nine shots better than it did the previous day and 13 shots better than it did during its opening round.

Long Beach State took the team title with an 8-over 872 (294-289-289), while Loyola Marymount’s Tyler Torano (75-67-72) and Sacramento State’s Ryan Williams (69-70-75) tied for medalist honors at 2-under 214.

Freshman Seokwon Jeon (Salt Lake City, Utah) tied for 20th for Utah State with a 12-over 228 (78-78-72), while freshman Reed Platke (Whitefish, Mont.) tied for 22nd with a 13-over 229 (77-79-73). Senior Brendan Dennis (Roosevelt, Utah) tied for 42nd with a 22-over 238 (82-76-80) and fellow senior Kris Sayer (Idaho Falls, Idaho) tied for 45th with a 25-over 241 (79-78-84).

Utah State will return to action on Thursday, March 28, when it travels to Arroyo Grande, Calif., to compete in the Cal Poly hosted Cypress Ridge Match Play Championship.

TEAM RESULTS

1. Long Beach State – 294-289-289 --- 872 (+8)

2. UC Irvine – 290-287-299 --- 876 (+12)

3. Loyola Marymount – 302-299-294 --- 895 (+31)

4. Cal State Fullerton – 298-288-311 --- 897 (+33)

5. Sacramento State – 297-296-313 --- 906 (+42)

6. UTAH STATE – 309-305-296 --- 910 (+46)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1. Tyler Torano, Loyola Marymount – 75-67-72 --- 214 (-2)

1. Ryan Williams, Sacramento State – 69-70-75 --- 214 (-2)

1. Travis Russell, UC Irvine – 71-71-72 --- 214 (-2)

4. Daniel Chian, Long Beach State – 74-71-71 --- 216 (E)

4. Pete Fernandez, UC Irvine – 71-70-75 --- 216 (E)

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

T6. Tanner Higham – 75-73-71 --- 219 (+3)

T20. Seokwon Jeon – 78-78-72 --- 228 (+12)

T22. Reed Platke – 77-79-73 --- 229 (+13)

T42. Brendan Dennis – 82-76-80 --- 238 (+22)

T45. Kris Sayer – 79-78-84 --- 241 (+25)

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS