Cal State Stanislaus senior Erick Justesen trails by four shots halfway through the NCAA Division II nationals.
Justesen, from Sacramento, shot a 2-under-par 68 on Thursday for a 141 total and is tied for 19th at the 7,158-yard Memorial Park Golf Course just west of downtown Houston.
Birdies on Nos. 1, 15, 16 and 17 kept Justesen, the three-time California Collegiate Athletic Association champion, in range of leader Jude Eustaguio of Florida Southern.
Georgia College and State University shot an 8-under 272 Thursday and lead the team competition by five strokes.
Blakely led the Pirates (21-18) with a .336 average, 12 doubles and 27 RBIs. Modesto's season ended Saturday in the first round of the Northern California Super Regional playoffs.
The Pirate Award is for the go-to player, one who best represents the team. Cox hit .222 with 12 RBIs. The coaches' award honors the team leader. Price went 1-1 in 17 appearances, 18º innings.
The event is for athletes ages 15 and up. Boys and girls divisions in three skill levels are open. The registration fee is $20.
A karate sparring tournament hosted by MJC instructor Ken Polite will also be held in the gym. For more information, visit modestowrestling.com.