INDUSTRY, Calif. – California Baptist University ended the longest break of its season to compete against eight NCAA Division I teams in the Folino Invitational Monday.
Through two rounds, the Lancers sit in a two-way, sixth-place tie out of a nine-team field that includes host Cal State Fullerton, Sacramento State, Utah State, Grand Canyon, Rutgers and Bakersfield. The Lancers, who are ranked 18th in Division II by GolfStat, shot a collective 45-over-par, two-round tally of 621.
CBU's top-three finishers banded together well, each finishing within one shot of one other to crack the top-30 individual leader board.
California Baptist University's Micah Machado sits in a seven-way tie for 18th place with a two-round score of 154 after shooting a 79 and two-over-par 75 in the first and second rounds, respectively. Steven Watson’s 155 (77, 78) led to him cracking the top-25 in a five-person deadlock. Tai Kuida tied with seven others for 30th with a 74 and 82 in the opening rounds.
The Lancers will look to climb up the Folino Invitational standings Tuesday, as the event comes to a close. They will be back in action next Monday and Tuesday, as well, in the Coyote Classic hosted by Cal State Bernardino.