FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State men's golf team (288-300-290--878/+26) finished in a tie for seventh place out of a 13-team field. The Bulldogs shared the seventh place finish with San Diego state (878). The field was tough with some of the top ranked schools finishing in the top spots. The No. 7 ranked Cardinal (839) finished the tournament on top by 10 strokes over BYU (849). Cal (858) took third place followed by No.1 USC (859) and No. 20 UCLA (867). There were four teams that ranked in the Top 25, all of which compete in the PAC-10 conference.
The `Dogs showed improvement during the final round after posting a team total of 290, which was 10 strokes better than their previous.
Grant Doverspike, Fresno State's top finisher, tied for 13th place with 214. Doverspike finished 1-over par with rounds of 69-75-70. His first round score of 69 was impressive but everyone at the tournament was even more impressed when Doverspike reach the eighth hole during round three and carded a double-eagle. This rarity is the first time in Doverspike's golf career he recorded an albatross.
Along with Doverspike, the `Dogs had another Top 20 finisher, freshman Bhavik Patel. Patel shot 2-over par 215 to finish tied for 15th. Bryan Hogan improved his game by shooting a third round score of 73 while placing 44th with 10-over 223. Brad Wyatt tied for 57 with 228 overall. Michael Gideon (82-79-73) tied for 75th place with 234 posting rounds that consistently improved towards the end of the tournament.