CORNING -- Rob Damschen and the Cal State Stanislaus golf team brought home some major hardware Tuesday.
The Warriors pulled away in a nine-stroke victory in the InterWest Insurance Wildcat Classic, their first tournament win of the fall.
Damschen, a senior from Fresno, holed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 54th hole to edge Grand Canyon's Mark Geddes by one stroke for medalist honors. Damschen (66-69-74) negotiated the John Daly-designed Sevillano Links in 7-under-par 209.
Stanislaus, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, totaled 9-under 855 and topped runner-up Cal State Monterey Bay.
Turlock product Paul Smith assisted Damschen and closed with a 70 for a total of 216 and a tie for sixth. Freshman Jaskaran Sihota, competing in only his second collegiate tournament, tied for 10th after his final-round 71. Jeff Neeley tied for 15th.
"I was very proud of the guys with this win," coach John Cook said. "Everyone contributed, Rob and Paul played great and the freshmen also helped out."
GALAS PROGRESSES Cal senior Dominic Galas, a projected starting guard before he was sidelined in the preseason by a pectoral-muscle injury, practiced Tuesday in Berkeley.
Coach Jeff Tedford said the former Central Catholic star, a starter for the Golden Bears last season at center, could see action during the second half of the season. Cal (2-4, 1-2) travels to Washington State (2-4, 0-3) Saturday night.
WARRIORS MOVE UP Cal State Stanislaus (11-1, 7-1)) leapfrogged to No. 6 in this week's NCAA Division II national poll, thanks to the Warriors' road wins last week over Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay.
The latest win hiked Stanislaus' winning streak to a school record-tying nine. The Warriors also are ranked No. 1 in the West for the second straight week.
Junior forward Karenee Demery leads the California Collegiate Athletic Association with 13 goals and 29 points. Goalkeeper Millie Brown has accounted for seven shutouts.
Stanislaus will entertain San Francisco State on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cal Poly Pomona on Sunday at 2 p.m.
MJC TIES Goals by Colleen Moore and Annabel Perez paced Modesto Junior College during its 2-2 tie with San Joaquin Delta at the MJC West campus field. Yajahira Valdivia assisted on both goals, and goalie Elizabeth Amaya had seven saves.
PIRATES FALL The Pirates trailed 2-0 and eventually fell at home 2-1 to Fresno (7-4-1). Modesto (8-3-2) cut into the deficit during the 65th minute on a penalty kick by Matthew Rodriguez after Edwin Rodriguez was fouled.