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Fowlkes Tied for 3rd, CSUN 7th at Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate

09 Dec 2021 | 04:49 | Golf

LAHAINA, Hawai’i – Freshman Nick Fowlkes fired a five-under-par 66 to pace the CSUN Men’s Golf team to a seventh-place finish after 18 holes of the Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Friday at Ka’anapali Golf Course.

Fowlkes, coming off a season-low round of 64 last week at the Pacific Invitational, had an eagle and six birdies Friday on his way to a five-under round of 66. Fowlkes began the day on the No. 10 tee and after a bogey on his opening hole, he birdied four of the next eight holes to make the turn at three-under. Two birdies and two bogeys over his next four holes kept him at three-under where he remained until his final hole of the day. Fowlkes would eagle the par-5 ninth hole to finish the round at five-under, good for a third-place tie.

As a team, the Matadors posted their second consecutive low round of the season after carding a season-low 269 in the final round at Pacific last Saturday. CSUN finished Friday’s round at five-under 279 and are in the upper half of the 14-team field after one round. Boise State and Kansas are tied atop the leaderboard at 16-under 268. Boise State’s Hugo Townsend is the individual leader at seven-under 64.

CSUN SCORES
Junior Felix Schrott is also in the top-20 after posting 11 par and five birdies, including one on his final hole of the day to finish at three-under 68. Schrott is tied for 13th heading into Saturday’s second round.
Senior Blake Brothers, who had three birdies and 12 pars in carding an opening-round one-over 72, is tied for 45th for teammate Brandon McDonough and seven others. Competing as an individual, McDonough also had three birdies along with 11 pars.
Paul-Louis Gachet is a shot behind in a tie 53rd at two-over 73 after also posting three birdies and 11 pars.
Eirik Thomassen had a pair of birdies but also had four bogeys and one double-bogey on his way to a round of four-over 75 which is tied for 62nd-place.

COACH JIM BRACKEN SAID
“Both Nick and Felix played very well but both felt like they left a shot or two out on the course. We shot five-under as a team so I’m pleased with we’re at right now. 11 teams are at one-under after 18 holes so we’ll hope to put another solid round tomorrow.”

CSUN will be paired with Connecticut, Nevada and Sacramento State for the second round which will tee off Saturday morning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. local time.