Fresno State roundup: Golfer Neil Bautista closes strong; baseball hosts Cal on Wednesday

Fresno State’s Neil Bautista was one of 16 golfers to break par Tuesday during the final round of the Oregon-hosted Duck Invitational, climbing 18 spots to finish in a tie for 33rd overall.

Bautista shot a 1-under 71 to finish with a three-round total of 9-over 225, 13 strokes behind tournament champion Jon Rahm of Arizona State, which won the team title at 1-under 863. The Bulldogs were 13th in the 15-team tournament at Eugene Country Club at 912.


Track and field:

Bulldogs athletes won 15 of the 22 events and the Fresno State men and women each won their outdoor season-opening Twilight meet at Buchanan’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Among Fresno State’s highlight performances was Karissa Bell, who won the pole vault for the women in a personal-best (12-5), and returning NCAA qualifier Brice Sandri, who won the discus for the men in 167-0.

Njeri Omawahleh finished first in two events (400 and 400 relay) for the women, while Devin Harrison (100, 400 relay) did it for the men.



Bulldogs junior right-hander Jill Compton earned her second straight and fifth career Mountain West pitcher of the week honor after having a hand in all three victories during a sweep at Colorado State.

Compton was the starter in five-inning run-rule wins Friday and Sunday, and pitched two scoreless innings of relief Saturday.

Fresno State return to action at 6 p.m. Friday for the opener of a three-game MW series against San Jose State. Games are also scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Margie Wright Diamond.