REDLANDS, Calif. – The University of Redlands Men's Golf team completed an eight-stroke comeback Tuesday to win the Bulldog Fall Invitational, which took place at Redlands Country Club.
Redlands played two rounds on Monday and shot a 568 (284-284), putting them three strokes behind Schreiner University and eight behind the leader, Willamette University. Then on Tuesday, the third and final round, the Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders shooting a 275, moving from from third to first thanks to a plus nine-stroke advantage over Willamette and a plus four on Schreiner. The 275 scored by the Maroon and Grey tied Cal Lutheran for the lowest total in any round during the invite.
Other notable finishes included SCIAC opponents Pomona-Pitzer (4th – 847), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (5th – 849), Cal Lutheran (7th – 856), La Verne (9th – 859), and Whittier (13th – 898).
The Bulldogs have now finished Top-2 as a team over their last two tournaments. Last week they finished 2nd at the CA State Intercollegiate shooting an 860 (285-293-282).
On the individual side, Redlands earned a pair of Top-10 finishes, Joshua Fambro (Taos, N.M.) came in tied for fourth with a 207 (66-72-69), which included a 66 in the opening round, his lowest collegiate total, tying him for the fourth lowest overall score in program history and tying him for the third lowest mark for an individual.
The second Top-10 finisher was Spencer Leader (Oakdale, CA) who finished sixth overall after a final round 67, which bumped him four spots in the final standings. That score is his best as a Bulldog and tied him for the 14th best in program history overall and 11th best for an individual mark.
Sitting in a tie for 11th was University of Oregon transfer Aaron Buck (Tualatin, OR) who had a very consistent tournament with a 71-71-70. Buck missed a Top-10 finish by one stroke but improved three spots over his final 18 Holes.
Another notable single-round scorer included Jake Yim (Lake Oswego, OR) who shot a 69 in the third round that propelled him up nine spots into a tie for 31st. That score ties him for the 25th lowest individual score in program history. Over the three rounds he totaled a 217, only six strokes outside the Top-10 and another three from the Top-15.
University of La Verne transfer Zane Mularski (Spokane, WA) had a strong first day with a 76-71, but couldn't keep the momentum going across the final round shooting another 76 dropping 12 spots into a tie for 50th.
The Bulldogs had a second group compete during the Bulldog Fall Invite. They finished 14th overall with a 929. Mario Dino (Denver, CO) led the five players with a 227 posting scores of 70-78-79 that placed him 63rd. Connor Tran (Gilroy, CA) followed by a stroke with a 228 (73-78-77) that placed him in a tie for 64th. Jay Briggs Jr. (Columbus, OH) squeezed in a 75 between a pair of 78's over the three rounds. He took 69th. Ben Cowan (Cleveland, OH) was consistent with a pair of 79's to open the tournament, but dropped to 77th following an 85 over his final 18 Holes. Chance Mitchell (Winchester, CA) was the last Bulldog to score finishing 81st with an 80-84.
Redlands returns to competition in October, when they fly down to Prescott, AZ to compete in the Embry-Riddle Fall Invitational. It will take place from October 9-11 at Antelope Hills Golf Club.