Fresno State sophomore Michael Pugh shot an even 71 Friday and is tied for 13th at the Mountain West Championships, helping the Bulldogs sit in a tie for sixth after the opening round of the conference men's golf finals.
The Bulldogs shot 293 as a team and along with San Jose State trail fifth-place Colorado state by six strokes. UNLV leads the 11-team field by 11 strokes at 273 and the Rebels' Kurt Kitayama is atop the individual leaderboard by one stroke at 6 under.
Fresno State had the third most pars among the field Friday with 57, but the Bulldogs were among the bottom of the group with 11 birdies. However, Justin Avery (76, tied for 45th) registered one of four eagles during the opening round, on the par-5 10th hole.
The second round is Saturday followed by the final round Sunday at OMNI Tucson National.
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Women's basketball team adds JC forward
The Fresno State women's basketball team added a forward for next season, with Kendra Martin from Chipola College signing a National Letter of Intent.
The 5-11 Martin, who has two years of eligibility remaining, was a second-team all-conference selection last season averaging 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals for Chipola during its run to its first NJCAA Division I title.
"We are very excited to have Kendra join the Bulldogs next season as she brings invaluable championship experience," Bulldogs coach Jaime White said. "Her ability to shoot the 3 and athleticism to get by defenders will help the team immediately. Above all else, she is a tireless worker and a great student, two character traits that we value as a staff and a program."