BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Roadrunner men’s golf team is set to take on the GCU Invitational this weekend in Phoenix, Ariz., Mar. 17-18. The two-day tournament will feature 14 teams playing 54 holes of golf as CSU Bakersfield continues its march toward the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the end of April.
“We are excited to play in this new event with a lot of great teams we have never seen before,” said Meggan Bunker, Head Coach of CSUB’s men’s team. “It's a whole new challenge on a long golf course. We are ready for the challenge and looking forward to seeing how we compare to top NCAA golf teams!”
The 14-team field consists of LMU, Northern Illinois, Wichita State, Indiana, Utah Valley, South Dakota, Omaha, CSU Bakersfield, UMKC, Columbia, Southern Utah, Duke, GCU, Eastern Michigan. With Missouri sending five student-athletes to compete as individuals, the Roadrunners’ five golfers will be among 75 golfers in Phoenix.
Bunker will send her top five golfers to compete this weekend. Junior Nathan Green is leading all ‘Runners this season with an average of 75.84 strokes per round and will look to pace CSUB again as he has in two of the last three tournaments. Right behind Green has been freshman Dominick Hoover. The native of Monterey Bay, Calif. has led the ‘Runners in two of the last four tournaments in an impressive debut season.
Joining Green and Hoover at Grand Canyon’s tournament this weekend will be freshman Warren Miller, senior Izzad Ibrahim, and junior Garry Cai. Miller and Ibrahim both average under 78 strokes per round on the season while Cai has come on as of late, posting his best 54-hole tournament score of the season at CSUB’s last tournament in Elk Grove, Calif.
CSU Bakersfield and the rest of the field will tee off at 8 a.m. with shotgun starts on both Friday and Saturday. Live stats for the tournament will be available through GolfStat.com and can be accessed at this link.