Cal State Fullerton golf teams feature a variety of leaders – Orange County Register

By Jeong Park

Cal State Fullerton golf has a revolving door when it comes to its top scorers.

Three players have been at the top for the men’s team in its four tournaments. Same for the women’s in its five tournaments.

Both coaches, Kathryn Hosch for the women’s and Jason Drotter for the men’s, like it that way.

“It’s competitive, but it’s healthy,” Hosch said.

Matt Wilson competes for Cal State Fullerton. Photo courtesy Matt Brown, Cal State Fullerton Athletics

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Drotter sees potential in his team.

“Our goal is to win the conference championship every year,” he said. “I think our team is more than capable of doing that.”

The team placed in the Top 5 twice, in the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate and Bill Cullum Invitational. It has finished in the Top 10 in all its tour tournaments.

But Drotter thinks his team can play better, especially within 120 yards to hole. He also sees junior Matt Wilson struggling a bit.

Wilson, sophomore transfer Derek Castillo and senior Mark Cobey make up what Drotter calls three horses in his team. Cobey has been consistently finishing second and third in his team, and Castillo has finished first in his team twice, including first overall in the Bill Cullum Invitational.

Derek Castillo now golfs for Cal State Fullerton. Photo courtesy Cal State Fullerton Athletics.

Wilson led the team in scoring average in his freshman year, receiving Big West Conference Honorable Mention. He consistently finished near the top of his team in his sophomore year.

But Wilson has not played as well this year, twice finishing fourth in his team.

“Wilson is able to play at a much, much higher level,” Drotter said. “If he works hard and stays focused, I think all three players can be the best players at the Big West Tournament. As they go, the team goes.”

 

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