SDSU Men's Golf Slips to 13-Over Finish At Fresno Lexus Classic
Oct. 12, 2002
FRESNO, Calif. - The San Diego State men's golf team lost its share of the second-round lead and fell behind team champion and host school Fresno State at the 17-team Fresno Lexus Golf Classic. Propelled by individual champion Nick Watney, the Bulldogs claimed their second straight Fresno Lexus Classic title with a six-over score of 870, two shots ahead of runner-up UTEP.
Propelled by a season-best 288 in the second round, the Aztecs, the top-ranked team in the field by Golfstat at No. 9, were tied for the 36-hole lead with UTEP. But the Aztecs shot a nine-over 297 in the final round while Watney, Golfweek's No. 2-ranked golfer, won his second straight individual title in his last home tournament en route to leading the Bulldogs from a third-place standing after the second round to the team title.
SDSU junior Mark Warman, who held a share of the second-round lead with Watney, recorded the Aztecs' best individual finish of the young season by tying for fifth place at 3-under 213. Senior Charlie Smith, playing as an individual, registered an even-par final round to finish at 1-under 215.
The Aztecs' next tournament will be their own - the Barona Collegiate Cup, held Oct. 21-22 at the Barona Creek Golf Club in Lakeside, Calif.
Final scores with relation to par Oct. 12 at the Fresno Lexus Classic, played at the par-72, 6,847-yard San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno, Calif.
1. Fresno State 289-295-286-870 (+6) 2. UTEP 294-286-292-872 (+8) San Diego State 292-288-297-877 (+13)