'Dogs Seek First-Ever MW Title

May 2, 2013

By Elly Walker

Weekly Release

FRESNO, Calif.-- The Fresno State men's golf team will tee off its first-ever Mountain West Championship on May 3-5 in Tucson, Ariz. as the Bulldogs search for their first conference title since 2003.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be held on the par-71, 7,144-yard Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National. This marks the seventh consecutive year the MW Championship has been held at the OMNI Tucson National.

This course has been host to over 30 PGA Tour events and was selected as one of Golf Digest's "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America." The resort has eight lakes and 80 bunkers and its 18th hole is considered to be one of the finest and most challenging finishing holes on the PGA Tour.

The Bulldogs will face all eight Mountain West opponents including Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, and Wyoming.

The tournament will tee off each morning at 7 a.m. PT. In round one, the 'Dogs are paired with Colorado State and Air Force.

The Bulldogs are ranked 71st in the nation and 5th among the MW conference.

According to Golfstat, New Mexico is ranked 6th, UNLV is ranked 35th and two-time defending champion San Diego State is ranked 52nd.

The Bulldog lineup includes Rufie Fessler, Troix Tonkham, Nate Jessup, Jack Mulroy, and Johnny Partridge.

Follow the Bulldogs as they compete in their first-ever MW Championship on www.golfstat.com and check www.gobulldogs.com for the recap.