Fresno State golfer Michael Pugh shot a career-low 64, including a 29 on the back nine, and is tied for third place after the first two rounds on the opening day of the Jones Invitational at the Valencia Country Club on Monday.
Pugh, a sophomore, finished at 4-under 76-64--140 and was five shots behind leader Teremoana Beaucousin of Kennesaw State. Pugh's previous career-low for 18 holes was 70.
Fresno State moved three spots thanks from the first to second round thanks much to Pugh and was is in ninth at 301-289--590 (+14). USC leads at 277-288--565 (-11). The final round of the Jones Invitational begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
'Dogs women's golf team in first place
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The Fresno State women's golf team is in first place through 36 holes at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose with Hannah Sodersten and Guðrún Brá Björgvinsdóttir tied for first after two rounds.
Sodersten and Björgvinsdóttir each shot 4-over 74-74--148 to help Fresno State shoot 303-294--597 (+21) and build a 12-stroke lead with 18 holes left to play.
In all, the Bulldogs has five golfers in the top 10 from the 10-team, 54-player field. Fresno State's Madchen Ly was tied for sixth at 75-75--150 (+6), and Mimi Ho and Joanna Kim were tied for eighth, shooting 76-75--151 (+7) and 75-76--151 (+7), respectively.