Coyotes closing in on national championship

The Cal State San Bernardino men’s golf team is 18 holes away from a national championship which would be the school’s first team title in any sport.

The Coyotes went from third to first with a solid third round at the Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Wash. They take an eight-stroke lead into Friday’s final round with Barry, Fla. sitting in second place. No. 1 ranked Columbus State and CCAA champion Sonoma State are tied for third, one shot behind Barry.

The local area has produced four runners-up for team championships this season. That is a great accomplishment. But it’s about time we had a winner.

Gene Webster has a two-stroke lead for individual honors. The Arroyo Valley product is at even par through three rounds. The position the Coyotes are in is also impressive considering their No. 2 player Kenny Pigman is having a poor tournament with none of his first three rounds counting toward the team score.