March 10, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. – The Nevada men’s golf team will take a two-stroke lead into Tuesday’s final round of the Fresno State Classic hosted by Fresno State.
Playing in windy conditions, Nevada shot a six-over 290 in the first round and then held on for a 294 in round two as the wind picked up in the afternoon.
“Today was a pretty impressive display of guts and patience by our team.,” Nevada coach Jacob Wilner said. “The course played extremely difficult with the strong winds and firmness of the greens.”
Nevada leads UC Santa Barbara and San Francisco by two strokes and the Wolf Pack is eight clear of BYU.
Sophomore Kit Carson shot rounds of 71 and 72 on Monday at San Joaquin Country Club and he is in third place heading into the final round to lead Nevada.
“Kit has been having a great semester, today is proof that his hard work is paying off,” Wilner said.
Carson leads teammate Rhyne Jones by three strokes as the freshman shots 72 and 74 and is tied for sixth place heading into the final round.
Cal Poly’s Camden Price leads after a pair of 70s on Monday.
Nevada has a trio of players tied for 19th as Ryan Mulvany, Brian Knoll and Josh Baskins are each at 149 (seven-over) for the tournament. Nicholas Smits shots 76 and 82 in the play-six, count-four tournament.
The final round is Tuesday.